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Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN13:9789332584785
  • ISBN10:9332584788
  • Publisher:Pearson Education
  • Language:English
  • Author:Norman E., Dowling
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Year:2017
  • Pages:960
  • SUPC: SDL809395011

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For upper-level undergraduate engineering courses in Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 4/e introduces the 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. With its logical treatment and ready-to-use format, it is ideal for upper-level undergraduate students who have completed elementary mechanics of materials courses.

• Specific and useful coverage in a single resource — Tackles materials testing, yield criteria, stress-based fatigue, fracture mechanics, crack growth, strain-based fatigue, and creep.

• Thorough coverage of fatigue of materials — Addresses all three major approaches, including: stress-based approach; crack growth approach, and strain-based approach.

• Realistic data — Employs actual laboratory data on real engineering materials in all illustrations, examples, and problems that involve materials data, giving students realistic impressions as to the actual values and behavior for the material involved.

• Standard test methods for determining mechanical properties of materials — Summarizes methods for students and provides an understanding of the principles behind each test method. Example property data are given, as is a discussion of trends in the properties.

• Substantial reference lists at the end of each chapter — Delivers additional information for student design or research projects, for practicing engineers needing more detailed information, or for instructors planning lectures where special detail is desired. Where appropriate, lists are subdivided to identify special categories, such as sources of stress analysis solutions or materials properties.

• Comprehensive appendices — Appendix A offers a concise summary of equations for calculating stresses and deflections for simple engineering components such as beams, shafts, and pressure vessels. Appendix B provides an introduction to statistical data analysis and variation in materials properties.

• Comprehensive instructor resources — Features text illustrations, Microsoft Excel® files for most of the example problems in the text, and solutions to end-of-chapter problems for which calculation or a difficult derivation is required.

About  the Author

Norman E. Dowling earned his B.S. in civil engineering (structures) from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., and his M.S. and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois in Urbana.

An ASTM International member since 1972, Dowling serves on a number of E08 subcommittees and has recently been member-at-large of the E08 Executive Subcommittee. Professionally he has worked in the areas of fatigue, fracture, and deformation of engineering materials and components. Specific topics of interest include life prediction for irregular loading histories, plasticity effects on notches and in crack growth, and standard test methods for low cycle fatigue and for fatigue crack growth. He has also consulted on applications to engineering design, troubleshooting, and failure analysis.

In addition to ASTM International, Dowling is a member of the Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers, ASM International, and Sigma Xi.


1 Introduction 2 Structure and Deformation in Materials 3 A Survey of Engineering Materials 4 Mechanical Testing: Tension Test and Other Basic Tests  5 Stress—Strain Relationships and Behavior  6 Review of Complex and Principal States of Stress and Strain 7 Yielding and Fracture under Combined Stresses 8 Fracture of Cracked Members 9 Fatigue of Materials: Introduction and Stress-Based Approach 10 Stress-Based Approach to Fatigue: Notched Members 11 Fatigue Crack Growth  12 Plastic Deformation Behavior and Models for Materials 13 Stress—Strain Analysis of Plastically Deforming Members 14 Strain-Based Approach to Fatigue  15 Time-Dependent Behavior: Creep and Damping Appendix A Review of Selected Topics from Mechanics of Materials Appendix B Statistical Variation in Materials Properties

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