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Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

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ISBN-10: 0750685603

ISBN-13: 9780750685603

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Michael Lai, Erhard Krempl, David Ruben, David Rub�n

List price: $104.00
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As a primary branch of physical mechanics, continuum mechanics deals with forces and behaviours that are continuous throughout a material or system, be it solid or fluid. It includes such behaviors as stress, strain, kinematics, elasticity, and plasticity. Without a thorough understanding of continuum mechancs, virtually all advanced mechanical engineering would be impossible. This classic text by noted educators, W. Michael Lai, David Rubin and Erhard Krempl, has been used for over 30 years to introduce continuum mechanics from the upper undergraduate to graduate level. It begins with a thorough yet highly accessible grounding in the underyling princples: tensor analysis and kinematics. The text presumes prior knowledge of basic differential and integral calculus, but no more. The book goes on to provide examples of everyday applications of continuum methods to such classic problems as loading and deformation of solids as well as stress response in both Newtonian viscous and Non-Newtonian fluids. This new edition offers improvements to address evolving teaching methods, with greater flexibility for either one or two-semeseter usage, including more enhanced coverage of elasticity, and improved problem sets and more real-world applications. It is, and will remain, one of the most accessible textbooks on a perennially challenging engineering subject. * Presents the principles of tensor calculus underlying all of continuum mechanics * New edition includes expanded coverage of elasticity, with solutions based on the fundamental potential functions of Papkovitch and Neuber to the solutions of some 3 D problems * Offers advanced coverage on equations in cylindrical and spherical co-ordinates, along with finite deformation theory * Expanded and improved problem sets that offer real-world applications
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/25/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.45" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080

Introduction: Continuum Theory, Contents of Continuum Mechanics
The Indicial Notation
Tensor Calculus
Curvilinear Coordinates
Kinematics of a Continuum
The Elastic Solid
Linear Isotropic Elastic Solid
Linear Anisotropic Elastic Solid
Constitutive Equation for Isotropic Elastic Solid Under Large Deformation
Newtonian Viscous Fluid
Integral Formulation of General Principles
Non-Newtonian Fluds
Linear Viscoelastic Fluid
Nonlinear Viscoelastic Fluid
Viscometric Flow of Simple Fluid