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Applied Mechanics

Applied mechanics is a branch of the mechanician.

Applied mechanics, as its name suggests, bridges the gap between physical theory and its application to Stephen Timoshenko, who is said to be the father of modern engineering mechanics.

Within the theoretical sciences, applied mechanics is useful in formulating new ideas and theories, discovering and interpreting phenomena, and developing experimental and computational tools. In the application of the natural sciences, mechanics was said to be complemented by thermodynamics by physical chemists Gilbert N. Lewis and Merle Randall, the study of heat and more generally energy, and electromechanics, the study of electricity and magnetism.[1]


[edit] Applied mechanics in practice

The advances and research in Applied Mechanics has wide application in many departments. Some of the departments that put the subject into practice are Bioengineering.

[edit] Applied mechanics in engineering

Typically, engineering mechanics is used to analyze and predict the acceleration and deformation (both stresses.

When treated as an area of study within a larger engineering curriculum, engineering mechanics can be subdivided into

  • Statics, the study of non-moving bodies under known loads
  • Dynamics (or kinetics), the study of how forces affect moving bodies
  • materials deform under various types of stress
  • elastic range
  • hydraulics.
  • Continuum mechanics is a method of applying mechanics that assumes that all objects are continuous. It is contrasted by discrete mechanics.

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[edit] Further reading

  • J.P. Den Hartog, Strength of Materials, Dover, New York, 1949.
  • F.P. Beer, E.R. Johnston, J.T. DeWolf, Mechanics of Materials, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1981.
  • S.P. Timoshenko, History of Strength of Materials, Dover, New York, 1953.
  • J.E. Gordon, The New Science of Strong Materials, Princeton, 1984.
  • H. Petroski, To Engineer Is Human, St. Martins, 1985.
  • T.A. McMahon and J.T. Bonner, On Size and Life, Scientific American Library, W.H. Freeman, 1983.
  • M. F. Ashby, Materials Selection in Design, Pergamon, 1992.
  • A.H. Cottrell, Mechanical Properties of Matter, Wiley, New York, 1964.
  • S.A. Wainwright, W.D. Biggs, J.D. Currey, J.M. Gosline, Mechanical Design in Organisms, Edward Arnold, 1976.
  • S. Vogel, Comparative Biomechanics, Princeton, 2003.
  • J. Howard, Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton, Sinauer Associates, 2001.
  • J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige. Engineering Mechanics Volume 2: Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons., New York, 1986.
  • J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige. Engineering Mechanics Volume 1: Statics, John Wiley & Sons., New York, 1986.

[edit] References

  1. ^ Thermodynamics – and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances. Lewis, G. and M. Randall (1923)

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Source: Wikipedia

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