The modelling of mechanical systems provides engineers and students with the methods to model and understand mechanical systems by using both mathematical and computer-based tools. Written by an eminent authority in the field, this is the second of four volumes which provide engineers with a comprehensive resource on this cornerstone mechanical engineering subject.
Dealing with continuous systems, this book covers solid mechanics, beams, plates and shells.
This publication includes two Æ (architectural engineering) handbooks,
this one dealing with the design of mechanical systems and related
components, the other doing the same with structural systems. Each volume
also contains an interactive CD-ROM of its algebraic formulas that
enables each equation to be solved quickly and accurately by computer
All the phenomena of nature are characterized by motion; this is an essential property
of matter, having infinity of aspects. For instance, the motion can be mechanical,
physical, chemical and biological; there correspond various sciences of nature. Among
them, mechanics studies the objective laws of the mechanical motion of material bodies,
the simplest form of motion of matter; we will deal with such a study in what follows.
The scientific study of matter has put in evidence its existence in the form of physical