This Volume is the second of a series of two: duction of basic material and deformation quantities. In Chapter 2 the ?bre modelisintroducedtodescribethebehaviouroflineelementssubjecttoex- • Volume 1: Equilibrium tension(tensileorcompressiveaxialforces).A formalapproachis followed • Volume 2: Stresses, deformations and displacements in which the three basic relationships (the kinematic, constitutive and static relationships) are used to describe the displacement ?eld with a second These volumes introduce the fundamentals of structural and continuum order differential equation. Numerous examples show the in?uence of the mechanics in a comprehensive and consistent way. All theoretical dev- boundaryconditionsand loading conditionson the solution of the displa- opments are presented in text and by means of an extensive set of ?gures. ment ?eld. In Chapter 3 the cross-sectional quantities such as centre of Numerous examples support the theory and make the link to engineering mass or centre of gravity, centroid, normal (force) centre, ?rst moments of practice. Combined with the problems in each chapter, students are given area or static moments, and second moments of area or moments of inertia ample opportunities to exercise. are introduced as well as the polar moment of inertia. The in?uence of the The book consists of distinct modules, each divided into sections which are translation of the coordinate system on these quantities is also investigated, conveniently sized to be used as lectures. Both formal and intuitive (en- resultingintheparallelaxistheoremorSteiner’sruleforthestatic moments neering) arguments are used in parallel to derive the important principles.
With many drawings, examples and assignmentsAlso suitable for self-educationMaterial is logically and systematically ordered