This note provides an introduction to the mechanics of
materials and structures. You will be introduced to and become familiar
with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the
behavior of materials and structures and you will learn how to solve a
variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers.
Topics covered includes: Galileo's problem, Dimensional analysis and
atomic explosion, Newton's laws of motion, Continuum model, Beam stress
model, Beam deformation, Beam elasticity and Fracture mechanics.
Author(s): Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm and Prof.
This note explores the
nature of rocks and rock masses as construction, foundation, or
engineering materials. Topics covered include: Physical properties of
intact rocks, stresses and strains, thermal, hydraulic and mechanical
properties of rocks and rock masses, applications of theory of
elasticity in rock mechanics, visco-elasticity, rock discontinuities,
hemispherical projection methods, in situ stresses and stress
measurements, rock slope engineering and underground excavations in
describes and predicts the conditions of rest or motion of bodies under the action of forces. Engineering
mechanics applies the principle of mechanics to design, taking into
account the effects of forces. This book covers the following topics:
Concurrent forces on a plane, Composition and Resolution of forces,
Method of moments, Friction, Ladder and rope friction, Principle of
virtual work, Rectilinear Translation, Principle of Dynamics,
DíAlembertís Principle, Motion of a Projectile, Rotation of rigid body.
book covers the following topics: Fundamentals of Mechanics, Newton
Analyzed Planetary Motion, Systems of Particles, Conservation Laws,
Rigid Bodies, Constraints, Holonomic and Non-Holonomic Constraints,
Statically Indeterminate Structures.
This book is the result of the
experience of the writer in teaching the subject of Applied Mechanics at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is primarily a text-book ; and
hence the writer has endeavored to present the different subjects in such a
way as seemed to him best for the progress of the class, even though it be
at some sacrifice of a logical order of topics.
This note covers the following topics: Acceleration, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Energy, Frames of Reference,
Friction, Forces, Gravitation, Linear Inertia, Mechanical Advantage, Linear
Momentum, Motion in One Dimension, Physical Measurements, Projectiles,
Rotational Dynamics, Rotational Inertia, Statics and Mechanical Equilibrium,
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