This respected handbook introduces the entire spectrum of mechanical behavior of materials, emphasizing practical engineering methods for testing structural materials to obtain their properties, and predicting their strength and life when used for machines, vehicles, and structures.
Features expanded discussions ofsafety factors, stress and strain, bending and torsion tests, unknown fiber fraction, 3-D stresses, and modified-Mohr and Coulomb-Mohr criteria. Also addresses maximum shear and octahedral shear criteria, load factor design, fatigue limits, notch sensitivity, R-ratio effects, mean stress relaxation, cyclic bending, mean stresses, and time-temperature parameters. Coverage of fracture mechanics allows readers to analyze the effect of cracks on strength and life without requiring advanced mathematics. Employs actual laboratory data in illustrations, examples, and problems, giving readers realistic impressions as to the actual values and behavior for the material involved.
A useful reference for practicing engineers.
Provides thorough coverage of materials testing and practical methods for predicting the strength and life of mechanical parts and structural members. Covers traditional topics, such as yielding and plasticity, stress-based fatigue analysis, and creep, as well as the relatively new methods of fracture mechanics and strain-based fatigue analysis. For advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate courses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.