Engineering Solid Mechanics bridges the gap between elementary approaches to strength of materials and more advanced, specialized versions on the subject.
The book provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of elasticity and plasticity, applies these fundamentals to solve analytically a spectrum of engineering problems, and introduces advanced topics of mechanics of materials - including fracture mechanics, creep, superplasticity, fiber reinforced composites, powder compacts, and porous solids.
This book presents the material in an instructive manner, suitable for individual self-study. It emphasizes analytical treatment of the subject, which is essential for handling modern numerical methods as well as assessing and creating software packages. The authors provide generous explanations, systematic derivations, and detailed discussions, supplemented by a vast variety of problems and solved examples.
Primarily written for professionals and students in mechanical engineering, Engineering Solid Mechanics also serves persons in other fields of engineering, such as aerospace, civil, and material engineering.
"…an above average presentation of problems on thermoelasticity and plasticity… well written, with ample numbers of homework problems."
-R. Solecki, emeritus, University of Connecticut in CHOICE, September 1999
Analysis of Stress
Analysis of Strain
Elastic Stress-Strain Relations
Solution of the Elastic Problem
Elastic Plane Problems in Cartesian Coordinates
Elastic Plane Problems in Polar Coordinates
Elastic Rods Subjected to General Loading
Some Problems of Elastic Plates and Shells
Application to Fracture Mechanics
Plastic Instability, Superplasticity and Creep
Some Elastic-Plastic Problems