5. Mechanics of Materials

  1. Brian S. Mitchell

Published Online: 21 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471473359.ch5

An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science: For Chemical and Materials Engineers

An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science: For Chemical and Materials Engineers

How to Cite

Mitchell, B. S. (2003) Mechanics of Materials, in An Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science: For Chemical and Materials Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471473359.ch5

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471436232

Online ISBN: 9780471473350

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Keywords:

  • elasticity;
  • Hooke's law;
  • modulus;
  • Poisson's ratio;
  • ductility;
  • slip;
  • strength;
  • hardness;
  • annealing;
  • recrystallization;
  • thermal expansion;
  • thermoelastic effect;
  • stress-strain diagrams;
  • tensile test;
  • yield stress;
  • ductility;
  • toughness;
  • resilience;
  • mechanical properties;
  • superelasticity;
  • superplasticity;
  • fracture mechanics;
  • Griffith theory;
  • fracture toughness;
  • fatigue;
  • creep;
  • cement;
  • concrete;
  • viscoelasticity;
  • Maxwell model;
  • Kelvin–Voigt model;
  • time-temperature superposition;
  • WLF equation;
  • elastomers;
  • dispersion strengthened alloys;
  • cermets;
  • Halpin–Tsai equations;
  • sheet molding compound;
  • whiskers;
  • matrix cracking;
  • skin;
  • sutures;
  • artificial biologics;
  • bone;
  • teeth

Summary

Mechanical properties, including the mechanics, both in the fluid and solid states, that give rise to these properties. The response of a material to an applied stress, including shear, tensile and compressive stresses. Topics include:

  • strength and modulus from stress-strain diagrams

  • stress-strain diagrams for different material classes

  • mechanical properties in materials selection

  • Kelvin and Voigt models for viscoelasticity

  • Poisson's ratio

  • flexural, bulk and tensile moduli

  • ultimate strength, yield strength, and tensile strength

  • differences between ductile and brittle materials

  • effect of strain rate on mechanical properties

  • mechanical creep and creep rate

  • time-temperature superposition principles and shift factors

  • temperature, molecular weight, and strain-rate effects on mechanical properties of polymers

  • moduli and strengths for fiber-reinforced and laminate composites

  • structure and mechanical properties of soft and hard biologics