Title: Strength of Materials
Authors: Surya Patnaik, Dale Hopkins
Strength of Materials provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theory of strength of materials. The unified theory presented in this book is developed around three concepts: Hooke’s Law, Equilibrium Equations, and Compatibility conditions.
The first two of these methods have been fully understood, but clearly are indirect methods with limitations. Through research, the authors have come to understand compatibility conditions, which, until now, had remained in an immature state of development.
This method, the Integrated Force Method (IFM) couples equilibrium and compatibility conditions to determine forces directly.