Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

3rd Edition - January 12, 1994

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

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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
    Kinematics of a Continuum
    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

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