The subject of Elasticity can be approached from several points of view, - pending on whether the practitioner is principally interested in the mat- matical structure of the subject or in its use in engineering applications and, in the latter case, whether essentially numerical or analytical methods are envisaged as the solution method. My ?rst introduction to the subject was in response to a need for information about a speci?c problem in Tribology. As a practising Engineer with a background only in elementary Mechanics of - terials, I approached that problem initially using the concepts of concentrated forces and superposition. Today, with a rather more extensive knowledge of analytical techniques in Elasticity, I still ?nd it helpful to go back to these roots in the elementary theory and think through a problem physically as well as mathematically, whenever some new and unexpected feature presents di?culties in research. This way of thinking will be found to permeate this book. My engineering background will also reveal itself in a tendency to work examples through to ?nal expressions for stresses and displacements, rather than leave the derivation at a point where the remaining manipulations would be mathematically routine. The ?rst edition of this book, published in 1992, was based on a one semester graduate course on Linear Elasticity that I have taught at the U- versity of Michigan since 1983.
Number of pages: 534
Weight: 2100 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
Edition: 3rd ed. 2010
From the reviews of the second edition:
"The second edition includes new three chapters on antiplane stress systems, Saint-Venant torsion and bending and an expanded section on three-dimensional problems in spherical and cylindrical coordination systems ... . The topics covered are chosen with a view to modern research applications in fracture mechanics, composite materials, tribology and numerical methods. ... Most of the text should be readily intelligible to a reader with an undergraduate background of one or two courses in elementary mechanics of materials and a rudimentary knowledge of partial differentiation." (Vasily A. Chernecky, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1068 (19), 2005)