Advanced Structural Analysis/Part I - Theory/Materials/Properties
Introduction[edit | edit source]
This section covers both qualitative and quantifiable physical properties of solids.
A viable knowledge of mechanical engineering rests on a basic understanding of engineering materials; and the behavior of such materials is the empirical foundation upon which the entire science of solid mechanics is built. Although this is the very beginning, a basin of information is presented that facilitate powerful and sophisticated reasoning by even the simplest means.