• Designed to complement a standard mechanics of materials textbook
• Aids students in learning engineering ideas, concepts, and formulas
• Uses easy to understand, step-by-step instructions
This book is designed as a software-based lab book to complement a standard textbook in a mechanics of material course, which is usually taught at the undergraduate level. This book can also be used as an auxiliary workbook in a CAE or Finite Element Analysis course for undergraduate students.
This textbook has been carefully developed with the understanding that CAE software has developed to a point that it can be used as a tool to aid students in learning engineering ideas, concepts and even formulas. These concepts are demonstrated in each section of this book. Using the graphics-based tools of SOLIDWORKS Simulation can help reduce the dependency on mathematics to teach these concepts substantially. The contents of this book have been written to match the contents of most mechanics of materials textbooks.
There are 14 chapters in this book. Each chapter is designed as one week’s workload, consisting of 2 to 3 sections. Each section is designed for a student to follow the exact steps in that section and learn a concept or topic of mechanics of materials. Typically, each section takes 15-40 minutes to complete the exercises.
Table of Contents
4. Stress-Strain Relations
5. Axial Loading
8. Shear Stresses in Beams
9. Strain Energy
10. Failure Criteria
11. Trusses and Beams
12. Plane Problems
13. Plates and Shells