This text provides a lucid introduction to the theory of elasticity as applied to isotropic, orthotropic, and laminated structures. Taking an application-oriented approach, the authors clearly emphasize the need for rigorous analysis and illustrate its utility for a variety of problems. The simultaneous treatment of comparable isotropic and orthotropic problems enables readers to easily visualize the changes in structural behavior due to material orthotropy. Suitable as a textbook for graduate students in engineering, the book is also an invaluable self-study aid for practicing engineers.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction and Mathematical Framework. Plane Problems in Cartesian Coordinates. Plane Problems in Polar Coordinates. Torsion of Noncircular Sections. Some Other Problems of Interest. Appendix. Index.
K. Bhaskar and T.K. Varadan are professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.