1st Edition

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity

ISBN 9781138061910
Published October 10, 2017 by CRC Press
563 Pages 215 B/W Illustrations

USD $180.00

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Book Description

Applied Elasticity and Plasticity is a comprehensive work that introduces graduate students and professionals in civil, mechanical, aeronautical and metallurgical engineering to the basic theories of elasticity, plasticity and their practical applications. Based on experimental data of static tension tests of material, several elastic and plastic stress-strain relations are derived, and commonly-used yield criteria and strain hardening rules are discussed as well.

Analysis of conventional, deviatoric and mathematical stress and strain in two and three dimensions is presented. Analytical applications include torsion and bending of structural components subjected to various loadings, thick-walled cylindrical and spherical vessels subjected to internal and external pressures, stress-concentrations around holes, stress-intensity factors in structural components containing circular, elliptical and many more concepts important for professionals and students alike.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction

2. Analysis of Stress

3. Analysis of Strain

4. Stress–Strain Relations

5. Torsion of Prismatic Bars

6. Two-Dimensional Problems

7. Other Elastoplastic Problems

8. Thermal Stresses

9. Three-Dimensional Problems

10. Three-Dimensional Thermal Stresses

11. Solutions to Selected Problems


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Mumtaz Kassir has had a long career based around his experience and expertise in structural engineering and engineering mechanics. He received his BSc degree from the University of Manchester (UK), his MS degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, and his PhD in Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University. Dr. Kassir worked as a civil engineer in Baghdad, Iraq, and was also an instructor at the University of Baghdad. He joined the faculty CCNY- CUNY (City University of New York), becoming a full professor in 1976, and serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Executive Officer of the PhD program in Engineering until his retirement in 2014. He is the author, with Dr. G. Sih, of the book THREE-DIMENSIONAL CRACK PROBLEMS. He has written over fifty journal publications, and numerous technical reports, and international conference presentations. He has also been the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for several major grant projects.


"This book introduces the subject of solid mechanics using physical descriptions of the topics starting from the readers’ basic understanding of strength of materials concepts that all civil and mechanical engineers are familiar with. The author uses simple language and a unified style to explain the mathematical derivations needed to solve elasticity, plasticity and fracture mechanics problems. This approach should help students and engineers understand when and how to apply the theories presented to solve real world problems."
Michel Ghosn, The City College of New York - CUNY, New York, USA 

"Although books that discuss the theory of elasticity and theory of plasticity are plentiful, this book stands out in that it combines essential elements of these two important and classic theories into a single volume that is informative and conducive to readers. Because its focus is on applications of these theories, a number of example problems are solved using both theories. As such, readers are able to gain important insight into the load resisting behavior of the structural members over the entire stress range. This book is ideal for graduate students and self-learners who want to gain exposure to the basics of elasticity and plasticity, without overly burdened by the complexities and intricacies of these theories."
Eric M. Lui, Syracuse University, New York

"The topics in this book are broad enough to satisfy the needs of students and instructors, giving them flexibility to design their courses. After introducing the basic concepts and formulations of elasticity and plasticity, they are applied to a variety of topics from thick walled cylinders to thermal stresses to crack problems to name a few. One important feature of the book is that both applied elasticity and applied plasticity principles and problems are covered in the same book, freeing the instructors from the burden of assigning different textbooks for each subject. The book is well written and the concepts are illustrated with carefully chosen examples to help students master the subject matter."
Feridun Delale, The City College of New York – CUNY, New York, USA