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.
- Provides a basic, understandable approach to the concepts, mathematics, and engineering applications of continuum mechanics
- Updated throughout, and adds a new chapter on plasticity
- Features an expanded coverage of fluids
- Includes numerous all new end-of-chapter problems
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.
Table of Contents
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.
G. Thomas Mase, Ph.D. is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.Dr. Mase is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, International Sports Engineering Association, Society of Experimental Mechanics, Pi Tau Sigma, and Sigma Xi.
Ronald E. Smelser, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1978.
Jenn Stroud Rossmann, Ph.D. is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College. She earned her PhD in applied physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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