applied strength of materials sixth edition si units version pdf
Students must be able to solve real problems, complete the necessary calculations, manipulate units in equations, seek appropriate data, and make good design decisions. The numerous example problems in this book are designed to help students master these processes. In addition, students must learn to communicate the results of their work to others in the field. One important means of communication is the presentation of the problem solutions in an orderly, well-documented manner usingestablished methods.
Example problems are set off with a distinctive graphic design and
type font. Readers are guided in the process of formulating an approach to problem solving
that includes the following:
a. Statement of the objective of the problem
b. Summary of the given information
c. Definition of the analysis technique to be used
d. Detailed development of the results with all of the equations used and unit
e. At times, comments on the solution to remind the reader of the important concepts
involved and to judge the appropriateness of the solution
f. At times, comments present alternate approaches or improvements to the machine
element or structural member being analyzed or designed
Design Approaches. This text provides extensive information about guidelines
for the design of mechanical devices and structural members, more than in most books
on this subject. The design approaches are based on another book by Professor Mott,
Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, Sixth Edition, 2018, from Pearson/Prentice
Hall. Learning about design in addition to analysis increases the usefulness of the book
to students and professional users. There are some students who will not go on to a
subsequent course that emphasizes design. They should familiarize themselves with the
principles of design in the introductory course in strength of materials. For those who do
proceed to a design course, they should enter that course with a higher level of design
knowledge and capability.
About the Authors
Robert L. Mott is professor emeritus of engineering technology at the University of
Dayton. He is a member of ASEE, SME, and ASME. He is a fellow of ASEE and a recipient of the ASEE James H. McGraw Award and the Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award from the Mechanics Division. He is a recipient of the SME Education Award for his contributions to manufacturing education. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Master of Science in
Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He has authored three textbooks: Applied
Fluid Mechanics, 7th ed. (2015) and Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, 6th ed.
(2018), published by Pearson/Prentice Hall, and Applied Strength of Materials, 6th ed.
(2017), published by CRC Press. His work experience includes serving as a research
engineer for General Motors Corporation, consulting for industrial clients, working for
the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), leading the Center for Advanced
Manufacturing for UDRI, and serving as an expert witness for accident analysis cases for
industrial and automotive accidents. He also served for 12 years as a senior personnel for
the NSF-sponsored National Center for Manufacturing Education based in Dayton, Ohio.