Theory, Applications, and Numerics


  • Martin Sadd, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics Department, University of Rhode Island, USA

Elasticity: Theory, Applications and Numerics 2e provides a concise and organized presentation and development of the theory of elasticity, moving from solution methodologies, formulations and strategies into applications of contemporary interest, including fracture mechanics, anisotropic/composite materials, micromechanics and computational methods. Developed as a text for a one- or two-semester graduate elasticity course, this new edition is the only elasticity text to provide coverage in the new area of non-homogenous, or graded, material behavior. Extensive end-of-chapter exercises throughout the book are fully incorporated with the use of MATLAB software.
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Graduate students in Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace and Materials Engineering; R&D engineers in structural and mechanical design


Book information

  • Published: January 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374446-3

Table of Contents

Mathematical Preliminaries; Deformation: Displacements and Strains; Stress and Equilibrium; Material Behavior-Linear Elastic Solids; Formulation and Solution Strategies; Strain Energy and Related Principles; Two-Dimensional Formulation; Two-Dimensional Problem Solution; Extension, Torsion and Flexure of Elastic Cylinders; Complex Variable Methods; Anisotropic Elasticity; Thermoelasticity; Displacement Potentials and Stress Functions; Nonhomogeneous Elasticity; Micromechanics Applications; Numerical Finite and Boundary Element Methods; Appendix A: Basic Field Equations in Cartesian, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates; Appendix B: Transformation of Field Variables Between Cartesian, Cylindrical and Spherical Components; Appendix C: MATLAB Primer; Appendix D: Review of Mechanics of Materials