This textbook covers the basic principles - and the corresponding accompanying mathematical expressions - involved in the theory of elasticity, along with applications to a large variety of problems in civil engineering including geomechanics. It also includes a comprehensive range of worked examples and problems set for students to consolidate their understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate their application in many practical situations of elasticity problems. An important feature of this book lies inthe use of linear theory of elasticity to obtain solutions to torsion of prismatic bars and some of the specialized problems related to geomechanics.This textbook is intended primarily to serve the needs of the undergraduate students of Civil Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Materials Engineering. The contents of this book also cover the requirements of postgraduate and elective courses.Salient Features:Comprehensive coverage of topics prescribed in the courses in applied elasticity.A large number of solved examples and exercise problems (at the end of the chapters).Lucid, detailed and step-by-step derivation of all equations.A dedicated chapter on the rarely dealt topic on geomechanics.
Dr. T. G. Sitharam is the founder Chairman of Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was chairman of CiSTUP from January 2009 to March 2014. Presently, he is a Senior Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Associate faculty at CiSTUP at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, since 1994. He is an active researcher and consultant. He has more than 500 technical publications to his credit with more than 150 international journal publications and he has written seven text books.Dr. L. Govindaraju presently, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore University, Bengaluru. He has published more than 50 technical papers in National & International Journals and Conference proceedings. He has guided about 30 Master students and presently he has seven doctoral students working under his guidance. He is anactive researcher and extending consultancy services for the projects under taken by Government and Public sector organizations.