The adoption of this textbook and the further development of study materials for our students was made possible with support from the Open Education Working Group at BCIT.  Funding for this project was provided through an OER grant from the B.C. Open Textbook Project.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Barry Dupen for sharing his engineering knowledge and work with the rest of us and for making this book freely available to all students.

I personally feel I’m indebted to the Pearson Prentice Hall publishers and the author of Applied Strength of Materials textbook, Robert L. Mott, Professor Emeritus.  While lecturing with this textbook, not only that I witnessed students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills, but also helped me transfer my university acquired knowledge to tangible engineering solutions.

Special appreciation goes to my colleagues:

  • Mr. Serhat Beyenir – for encouragement, support and help when I needed it
  • Dr. Sanja Boskovic – for inspiration, motivation, and for reviewing this work

To all students who joined me in this journey, thank you!


The following students brought suggestions and contributions to this book:

2017 – 2018 Power and Process, 2nd year students
Kevin Abian Erfan Atrchi Bir Bhatia Andriy Chervatyuk Robert Dean
Eric Miska Akheem White Mitchell Hudson Aleksey Bykov Neil Cahoon
Gundeep Gill Michael Huang Colton Jansen Troy Moltz Ryley Partington


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