# Mechanics of Materials

Cengage Learning, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 1022 pages
Now in 4-color format with more illustrations than ever before, the Seventh Edition of Mechanics of Materials continues its tradition as one of the leading texts on the market. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course giving instructors the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover while leaving any remaining material as a valuable student reference.
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A steel column of hollow circular cross section is supported on a circular steel base plate and a concrete pedestal (see figure). The column has outside diameter d=250 mm and supports a load P=750 kN. (a) If the allowable stress in the column is 55 MPa, what is the minimum required thickness t? Based upon your result, select a thickness for the column. (Select a thickness that is an even integer, such as 10, 12, 14, . . . , in units of millimeters.) (b) If the allowable bearing stress on the concrete pedestal is 11.5 MPa, what is the minimum required diameter D of the base plate if it is designed for the allowable load Pallow that the column with the selected thickness can support?

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### Contents

 Tension Compression and Shear 3 Axially Loaded Members 89 Torsion 221 Shear Forces and Bending Moments 305 Stresses in Beams Basic Topics 351 Stresses in Beams Advanced Topics 455 Analysis of Stress and Strain 537 Applications of Plane Stress Pressure Vessels Beams and Combined Loadings 619
 Systems of Units and Conversion Factors 943 Problem Solving 956 Mathematical Formulas 962 Properties of Plane Areas 966 Properties of StructuralSteel Shapes 972 Properties of Structural Lumber 983 Deflections and Slopes of Beams 984 Properties of Materials 990

 Deflections of Beams 677 Statically Indeterminate Beams 771 Columns 817 Review of Centroids and Moments of Inertia 901 References and Historical Notes 935
 Answers to Problems 995 Name Index 1016 Index 1017 Copyright

### About the author (2008)

James Gere was born on June 14, 1925, in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Stanford, and later taught there, rising to the position of Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering. He is the author of several important texts including Mechanics of Materials, Structural and Construction Design Manual, and Matrix Algebra for Engineers. These works, and others, pose theories, models, questions and answers to numerous engineering problems.