This applications-oriented introduction fills an important gap in the field of solid mechanics. Offering a thorough grounding in the tensor-based theory of elasticity for courses in mechanical, civil, materials or aeronautical engineering, it allows students to apply the basic notions of mechanics to such important topics as stress analysis. Further, they will also acquire the necessary background for more advanced work in elasticity, plasticity, shell theory, composite materials and finite element mechanics. This second edition features new chapters on the bending of thin plates, time-dependent effects, and strength and failure criteria.
Preface.- Introduction and Mathematical Preliminaries.- Traction, Stress and Equilibrium.- Deformations.- Material Behavior.- Formulation, Uniqueness and Solution Strategies.- Extension, Bending and Torsion.- Two-Dimensional Elasticity.- Bending of Thin Plates.- Time-Dependent Effects.- Energy Principles.- Strength and Failure Criteria.- Something New.- Index.