Best Reference Books – Mechanics of Materials

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Mechanics of Materials subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Mechanics of Materials along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Mechanics of Materials subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Mechanics of Materials" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Introduction to Ceramics” by W D Kingery

“Introduction to Ceramics” Book Review: The book covers a variety of concepts related to ceramic materials. It targets students as well as researchers of the subject. The book begins with a few chapters on characteristics of ceramic solids along with structures of various materials. The book then delves into microstructure in ceramics, phase equilibrium, phase transformation, sintering and vitrification. The last chapters of the book focus on several properties of ceramics such as thermal properties, optical properties, dielectric properties, magnetic properties.

2. “Fine Ceramics: Technology and Applications” by F H Norton and R E Huntington
3. “Modern Ceramic Engineering” by D W Richerson

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“Modern Ceramic Engineering” Book Review: The book discusses a variety of concepts and properties of advanced ceramics. It targets students as well as working engineers of the field. Concepts of structure, properties, processing, design concepts, and applications of advanced ceramics are presented in this text. It covers the significant technological advances in the field. Other key areas explained include the difference between ceramics and other materials, materials selection and design and ceramic matrix composites.

4. “Mechanics of Materials” by Russell C Hibbeler

“Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: The book presents the mechanical properties and mechanics of various materials. It targets students of materials sciences. The text contains a photorealistic art program that aids students visualize the elucidated concepts. Readers can also find numerous examples strengthening the concepts explained.

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5. “Mechanics of Materials” by James M Gere and Barry J Goodno

“Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: The book deals with various concepts of mechanics of materials. It is recommended to students of material engineering or material sciences. The topics covered include analysis and design of structure members in the areas of tension, compression, torsion and bending. Readers can find theoretical concepts as well as practical and applicational concepts being explained in the text.

6. “Mechanics of Materials” by James M Gere

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“Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: The main idea of the book is mechanics of materials. It is recommended to students with courses on materials. The contents of the book are covered in a total of 12 chapters. The initial chapters of the book deal with the concepts of tension, compression, axially loaded members, torsion, shear force and bending. Subsequent chapters talk about stress and strain covering concepts such as their analysis, deflections of beams, statically indeterminate beams. The last chapters of the book focus on unsymmetric, inelastic bending, columns chapter, energy methods.

7. “Mechanics of Materials” by Beer Ferdinand P

“Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: Concepts of solid mechanics are presented in this book. It can be accessed by students involved in the subject. The book covers theoretical as well as applications of the subject. It strengthens the student’s understanding of the subject by providing various examples, problems in detail.

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8. “Mechanics of Materials Companion” by Bjong Yeigh

“Mechanics of Materials Companion” Book Review: The book covers the general concepts of mechanics of materials. It is suitable for students along with researchers. Concepts of design of these materials and synthesis are presented. Readers can also find an account of various case studies along with engineering history. It helps students understand the concepts and apply them in different approaches to problem solving.

9. “Mechanics of Materials” by Sanjeev Khanna

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“Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: The book presents concepts of applied mechanics and materials science. It is suitable for students along with instructors of the subject. The book begins with fundamental concepts of mechanics such as deformation, equilibrium and energy considerations. Relation between mechanics and materials concepts is established in the text. Solving strategies of structural design problems are also covered. Exercises and problems are provided to strengthen the concepts elucidated.

10. “Mechanics of Materials” by Egor P Popov
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