Mechanics of Materials, 11th edition

  • Russell C. Hibbeler

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Mechanics of Materials excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of mechanics of materials principles. Drawing upon his decades of classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn, Professor Hibbeler provides highly visual, methodical applications to help you conceptualize and master difficult concepts. A variety of problem types stress realistic situations encountered in the field, with several levels of difficulty to give you the practice you need to excel in your courses and career. 

The 11th Edition features approximately 30%, or about 430 problems, which involve applications to many different fields of engineering.

Published by Pearson (July 7th 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137605385

Subject: Engineering Mechanics

Category: Mechanics of Materials

Table of contents

  1. Stress
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Equilibrium of a Deformable Body
    • 1.3 Stress
    • 1.4 Average Normal Stress in an Axially Loaded Bar
    • 1.5 Average Shear Stress
    • 1.6 Allowable Stress Design
    • 1.7 Limit State Design
  2. Strain
    • 2.1 Deformation
    • 2.2 Strain
  3. Mechanical Properties of Materials
    • 3.1 The Tension and Compression Test
    • 3.2 The Stress--Strain Diagram
    • 3.3 Stress--Strain Behavior of Ductile and Brittle Materials
    • 3.4 Strain Energy
    • 3.5 Poisson's Ratio
    • 3.6 The Shear Stress--Strain Diagram
    • *3.7 Failure of Materials Due to Creep and Fatigue
  4. Axial Load
    • 4.1 Saint-Venant's Principle
    • 4.2 Elastic Deformation of an Axially Loaded Member
    • 4.3 Principle of Superposition
    • 4.4 Statically Indeterminate Axially Loaded Members
    • 4.5 The Force Method of Analysis for Axially Loaded Members
    • 4.6 Thermal Stress
    • 4.7 Stress Concentrations
    • *4.8 Inelastic Axial Deformation
    • *4.9 Residual Stress
  5. Torsion
    • 5.1 Torsional Deformation of a Circular Shaft
    • 5.2 The Torsion Formula
    • 5.3 Power Transmission
    • 5.4 Angle of Twist
    • 5.5 Statically Indeterminate Torque-Loaded Members
    • *5.6 Solid Noncircular Shafts
    • *5.7 Thin-Walled Tubes Having Closed Cross Sections
    • 5.8 Stress Concentration
    • *5.9 Inelastic Torsion
    • *5.10 Residual Stress
  6. Bending
    • 6.1 Shear and Moment Diagrams
    • 6.2 Graphical Method for Constructing Shear and Moment Diagrams
    • 6.3 Bending Deformation of a Straight Member
    • 6.4 The Flexure Formula
    • 6.5 Unsymmetric Bending
    • *6.6 Composite Beams
    • *6.7 Reinforced Concrete Beams
    • *6.8 Curved Beams
    • 6.9 Stress Concentrations
    • *6.10 Inelastic Bending
  7. Transverse Shear
    • 7.1 Shear in Straight Members
    • 7.2 The Shear Formula
    • 7.3 Shear Flow in Built-Up Members
    • 7.4 Shear Flow in Thin-Walled Members
    • *7.5 Shear Center for Open Thin-Walled Members
  8. Combined Loadings
    • 8.1 Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels
    • 8.2 State of Stress Caused by Combined Loadings
  9. Stress Transformation
    • 9.1 Plane-Stress Transformation
    • 9.2 General Equations of Plane-Stress Transformation
    • 9.3 Principal Stresses and Maximum In-Plane Shear Stress
    • 9.4 Mohr's Circle-Plane Stress
    • 9.5 Absolute Maximum Shear Stress
  10. Strain Transformation
    • 10.1 Plane Strain
    • 10.2 General Equations of Plane-Strain Transformation
    • *10.3 Mohr's Circle-Plane Strain
    • *10.4 Absolute Maximum Shear Strain
    • 10.5 Strain Rosettes
    • 10.6 Material Property Relationships
    • *10.7 Theories of Failure
  11. Design of Beams and Shafts
    • 11.1 Basis for Beam Design
    • 11.2 Prismatic Beam Design
    • *11.3 Fully Stressed Beams
    • *11.4 Shaft Design
  12. Deflection of Beams and Shafts
    • 12.1 The Elastic Curve
    • 12.2 Slope and Displacement by Integration
    • *12.3 Discontinuity Functions
    • *12.4 Slope and Displacement by the Moment-Area Method
    • 12.5 Method of Superposition
    • 12.6 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts
    • 12.7 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts - Method of Integration
    • *12.8 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts - Moment-Area Method
    • 12.9 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts - Method of Superposition
  13. Buckling of Columns
    • 13.1 Critical Load
    • 13.2 Ideal Column with Pin Supports
    • 13.3 Columns Having Various Types of Supports
    • *13.4 The Secant Formula
    • *13.5 Inelastic Buckling
    • *13.6 Design of Columns for Concentric Loading
    • *13.7 Design of Columns for Eccentric Loading
  14. Energy Methods
    • 14.1 External Work and Strain Energy
    • 14.2 Elastic Strain Energy for Various Types of Loading
    • 14.3 Conservation of Energy
    • 14.4 Impact Loading
    • *14.5 Principle of Virtual Work
    • *14.6 Method of Virtual Forces Applied to Trusses
    • *14.7 Method of Virtual Forces Applied to Beams
    • *14.8 Castigliano's Theorem
    • *14.9 Castigliano's Theorem Applied to Trusses
    • *14.10 Castigliano's Theorem Applied to Beams


  1. Geometric Properties of an Area
  2. Geometric Properties of Structural Shapes
  3. Slopes and Deflections of Beams

Fundamental Problems Partial Solutions and Answers

Selected Answers


Sections of the book that contain more advanced material are indicated by a star (*).

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