A bestselling textbook in its first three editions, Continuum Mechanics for Engineers, Fourth Edition provides engineering students with a complete, concise, and accessible introduction to advanced engineering mechanics. It provides information that is useful in emerging engineering areas, such as micro-mechanics and biomechanics. Through a mastery of this volume’s contents and additional rigorous finite element training, readers will develop the mechanics foundation necessary to skillfully use modern, advanced design tools.
With an abundance of worked examples and chapter problems, it carefully explains necessary mathematics and presents numerous illustrations, giving students and practicing professionals an excellent self-study guide to enhance their skills.
Continuum Theory. Essential Mathematics. Stress Principles. Kinematics of Deformation and Motion. Fundamental Laws and Equations. Linear Elasticity. Classical Fluids. Nonlinear Elasticity. Linear Viscoelasticity. Plasticity. Appendix A: General Tensors. Appendix B: Viscoelastic Creep and Relaxation. Index.