Introduction to Continuum Mechanics is a recently updated and revised text which is perfect for either introductory courses in an undergraduate engineering curriculum or for a beginning graduate course.
Continuum Mechanics studies the response of materials to different loading conditions. The concept of tensors is introduced through the idea of linear transformation in a self-contained chapter, and the interrelation of direct notation, indicial notation, and matrix operations is clearly presented. A wide range of idealized materials are considered through simple static and dynamic problems, and the book contains an abundance of illustrative examples of problems, many with solutions.
Serves as either a introductory undergraduate course or a beginning graduate course textbook. Includes many problems with illustrations and answers.
Introduction Tensors Kinematics of a Continuum Stress The Elastic Solid Newtonian Viscous Fluid Integral Formulation of General Principles Incompressible Simple Fluid
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1996
- 28th June 2014
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"This is a beautifully written book and the addition of material on anisotropy, finite deformation, and viscous fluids is very desirable." Dr. Tony Farquhar, University of Maryland