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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Mechanics of Materials

An Introduction to Engineering Technology

ISBN 9783319360447
Publication Date August 2016
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Springer

This book, framed in the processes of engineering analysis and design, presents concepts in mechanics of materials for students in two-year or four-year programs in engineering technology, architecture, and building construction; as well as for students in vocational schools and technical institutes. Using the principles and laws of mechanics, physics, and the fundamentals of engineering, Mechanics of Materials: An Introduction for Engineering Technology will help aspiring and practicing engineers and engineering technicians from across disciplines—mechanical, civil, chemical, and electrical—apply concepts of engineering mechanics for analysis and design of materials, structures, and machine components. 

The book is ideal for those seeking a rigorous, algebra/trigonometry-based text on the mechanics of materials.

Dr. Parviz Ghavami was born on January 10, 1943 in Iran. He studied his early and secondary education in Esphahan. He continued his education towards university degree and received a Master of Science degree  in mechanical engineering. He stayed on engineering field from 1965-1978, and worked as a design engineer and senior project engineer for overseas industries both in Iran and abroad.

Leaving Iran in 1978 to pursue further graduate studies in The United States, Dr Ghavami obtained a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portland, Oregon in August 1979.  From 1979 until 1983, he worked as a project design engineer for consulting firms in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Norman, Oklahoma.

In August 1984 he joined the faculty of the Mathematics and Science Department at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, where he taught mathematics, physics and engineering courses. Meanwhile, in 1989, he accepted adjunct faculty position with the University at Brownsville, TX where he taught mathematics, physics and engineering courses.

In May1997, he received his Master of Science degree in Mathematics at the University of Texas Pan American. In May 2000, Dr. Ghavami was licensed by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers with a specialization in mechanical and civil engineering. 

In May 2003, Dr. Ghavami received a Doctoral of Education degree in Administration and Supervision at the University of Houston.  Finally, he received his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the Texas A&M University at Kingsville, in May 2011.

In last 15 years, Dr.Ghavami as president of Ghavami Consulting,has done a great deal of projects for construction industry in the residential and commercial structural and mechanical engineering design and construction.

Force Systems on Structures
Moment of a Force
Centroid of An Area
Moment of Inertia
Stress and Strain
Torsion in Circular Sections
Shear and Bending Moment in Beams
Bending Stresses in Beams
Appendix  A Shears, Moments and Deflections. - Appendix  B Centroids and Properties of Areas.


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