Nowadays engineers are discovering a number of machines and assemblies. Proper planning is required to make and design of these machines and assemblies and the knowledge of mechanics is very indispensable.

This book is intended to provide a wide-ranging and current presentation of the theory and applications of engineering mechanics. The first chapter of this book is intended to examine existing analytical relations for the stress state due to anisotropic eigenstrain state in an infinite cylinder embedded in the infinite lattice and to provide a fully analytical solution for the stress field inside and outside of the cylinder. These results will provide the base for a thermodynamic kinetic model treating the interaction of interstitial atoms with a moving dislocation. Periodic domain patterns in tetragonal ferroelectrics are explored using a phase-field model calibrated for barium titanate. In this context, we discuss the standard periodic boundary condition and introduce the concept of reverse periodic boundary conditions. Both concepts allow the assembly of cubic cells in accordance with mechanical and electrical conditions.

Next chapters focus on energy balance in a revolving virtual pendulum system; simulation study of wheels wear in low-floor tram with independently rotating wheels; the analysis of failure in concrete and reinforced concrete beams with different reinforcement ratio.

This book also demonstrates the plane stress state of FGM thick plate under thermal loading. It also investigates the influence of the models of dry friction suspension component used in the numerical simulation of freight car dynamics on the possible predictions related to safety against derailment.

This book will be of value to students, practitioners, scientists, and engineers as well as for those who are involved in the associated area.


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