6. Section 6: Deformable Body Mechanics

  1. Clifford Matthews

Published Online: 19 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119967958.ch6

Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition

Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Matthews, C. (2012) Section 6: Deformable Body Mechanics, in Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119967958.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119976226

Online ISBN: 9781119967958



  • deformable body mechanics;
  • engineering mechanics, structure parts connected by pin joints;
  • simple stress and strain;
  • beam slope and deflection;
  • common beam configuration values;
  • torsion, solid or hollow shafts of uniform cross-section;
  • thin and thick cylinders;
  • cylindrical vessels with hemispherical ends;
  • buckling of struts, long, slender members in compression;
  • stress concentration factors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Quick reference – mechanical notation

  • Engineering structures – so where are all the pin joints?

  • Simple stress and strain

  • Simple elastic bending

  • Slope and deflection of beams

  • Torsion

  • Thin cylinders

  • Cylindrical vessels with hemispherical ends

  • Thick cylinders

  • Buckling of struts

  • Flat circular plates

  • Stress concentration factors