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Catalog Higher Ed Statics: A Lecturebook

Statics: A Lecturebook

by Charles M. Krousgrill, Jeffrey F. Rhoads and James M. Gibert

Second Edition

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ISBN: 978-1-59399-901-8

500 pages


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About the Book

Statics: A Lecturebook is a hybrid textbook/lecture notes set is designed to provide you with an undergraduate-level, engineering-focused introduction to the topic of engineering statics. To this end, the text covers the following key topical areas::

• Vector fundamentals: including basic de nitions of vector operations; the writing of vectors in terms of unit vectors and magnitudes; and, extending the basic vector operation de nitions to practical implementation with Cartesian components.

• Equilibrium: including drawing free body diagrams; mathematical descriptions of reaction supports; solving problems of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, in both two and three dimensions.

• Equivalent force/couple systems: including writing general force systems in terms of their equivalent force/couple systems, and in terms of single-force equivalents; single-force equivalents of weight forces (centers of mass and centroids); single-force equivalents of distributed line loads; and, single-force equivalents of hydrostatic forces.

• Friction: including a review of Coulomb's laws of friction; solving equilibrium problems in statics; problems involving slipping vs. tipping; friction in cable/pulley systems; and, friction in systems with wedges.

• Internal force analysis: including the equilibrium solutions of problems involving truss and frame structures, and machines.

• Internal force/couple resultants: including studies of internal resultants in general systems; and, specifcally, the internal shear force and bending moment resultants in beams.

• Stress analysis: including stress analysis of axially-loaded structural members, shaft systems with axial torque loads and exure stresses in transversely-loaded beams.

Stylistically speaking, the text provides you with pertinent background information, while emphasizing fundamental engineering principles, conceptual understanding, and optimal problem solving techniques. The Lecturebook also incorporates an extensive array of practical examples with which you can hone your skills. Rest assured that the material included herein will be key to your future success as a practicing engineer.

Structurally speaking, the text is founded upon the aforementioned hybrid textbook/lecture note format wherein most of factual information is provided in full, while brief in presentation, and extended examples are provided with ample white space, allowing you to actively work the problem with the instructor's assistance inside of a lecture environment, or outside of the lecture environment on your own or with the assistance of online videos.

Statics: A Lecturebook is backed by a wide array of multimedia content, designed speci cally for self-paced factual delivery, and ultimately self-learning. The cornerstone of this multimedia content is the set of hundreds of instructor-produced videos, which highlight, in a step-by-step fashion, the problem-solving approaches required for all of the Lecturebook's examples, and the related homework problem sets. Continually updated to leverage the most advanced educational recording methodologies, this content has been proven to be both a favorite with our own students and a very effective asymmetric learning tool. Be sure to leverage these resources as you advance through the course.

About the Author

Charles M. Krousgrill is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1975, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mechanics from the California Institute of Technology in 1976 and 1980, respectively. During his more than 30 years at Purdue University, few, if any, individuals have had a greater impact on the university's undergraduate students and the institution's commitment to engineering education. Dr. Krousgrill's e orts in this regard have garnered numerous awards and international accolades. To date, these include the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering's Harry L. Solberg Best Teacher Award (eight times), the Purdue University College of Engineering's Potter Best Teacher Award (four times), the Purdue University Murphy Best Teacher Award, the 2010 Purdue University Helping Students Learn Award, the 2010 Purdue Alumni Association Special Boilermaker Award and the American Society of Engineering Education's 2011 Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award { the de facto lifetime achievement award for educational accomplishments in the eld of mechanics. In January 2018, it was announced that Dr. Krousgrill had been awarded the named 150th Anniversary Professorship by Purdue University. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Krousgrill conducts research in the general areas of dynamics and mechanical vibration.

Jeffrey F. Rhoads is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and is aliated with both the Birck Nanotechnology Center and Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at the same institution. He also serves as the Director of Practice for MEERCat Purdue: The Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue University and the Associate Director of PERC: The Purdue Energetics Research Center. Dr. Rhoads received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, each in mechanical engineering, from Michigan State University in 2002, 2004, and 2007, respectively. Dr. Rhoads' current research interests include the predictive design, analysis, and implementation of resonant micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for use in chemical and biological sensing, electromechanical signal processing, and computing; the dynamics of parametrically-excited systems and coupled oscillators; the thermomechanics of energetic materials (including explosives, pyrotechnics, and propellants); additive manufacturing; and mechanics education. Dr. Rhoads is a Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), where he serves on the Design Engineering Division's Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound. Dr. Rhoads is a recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, including the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award; the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering's Harry L. Solberg Best Teacher Award (twice), the Robert W. Fox Outstanding Instructor Award, the and B.F.S. Schaefer Outstanding Young Faculty Scholar Award; the ASEE Mechanics Division's Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston, Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award; and the ASME C. D. Mote Jr., Early Career Award. In 2014, Dr. Rhoads was included in ASEE Prism Magazine's 20 Under 40.

Dr. James Gibert received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 2002, 2004, and 2009, respectively. Previously he held a position Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University as an Assistant Professor. Before joining Clarkson University he was consultant for MOOG CSA, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. In 2015, he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Currently, he is a member of ASME and active in the Aerospace Division and the Design Engineering Division?s Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound. Dr. Gibert has won several teaching and research awards. At Clarkson University he was awarded Excellence in Teaching. His research lies at the intersection of dynamics and manufacturing. His research was awarded Outstanding Journal Paper of the year in the Rapid Prototyping Journal, and his dissertation was named Highly Commended for the Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Award. He was a recipient of a NSF South East Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering Endowed Teaching Fellowship at Clemson University, and a NSF Graduate Fellowship.