Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

3rd Edition - January 12, 1994

Write a review

  • Authors: W Michael Lai, Erhard Krempl, David Rubin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080509136

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order

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

Product details

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

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

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Introduction to Continuum Mechanics"