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Introduction to Continuum Mechanics - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750628945, 9780080509136

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

3rd Edition

Authors: W Michael Lai Erhard Krempl David Rubin
eBook ISBN: 9780080509136
Paperback ISBN: 9780750628945
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th January 1994
Page Count: 570
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Description

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.

Key Features

Serves as either a introductory undergraduate course or a beginning graduate course textbook.
Includes many problems with illustrations and answers.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tensors
Kinematics of a Continuum
Stress
The Elastic Solid
Newtonian Viscous Fluid
Integral Formulation of General Principles
Incompressible Simple Fluid

Details

No. of pages:
570
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
Published:
12th January 1994
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080509136
Paperback ISBN:
9780750628945

About the Authors

W Michael Lai

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering & Orthopaedic Bioengineering, Columbia University, New York, USA

Erhard Krempl

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

David Rubin

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal, Weidlinger Associates, New York, USA

Reviews

"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

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