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Engineering Mechanics of Deformable Solids

A Presentation with Exercises

Sanjay Govindjee

October 2012

ISBN: 9780199651641

352 pages
Hardback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £56.00

This book explains the basic theory of engineering mechanics for mechanical, civil, and materials engineers. The presentation is concise and geared to more mathematically-oriented students and those looking to quickly refresh their understanding of engineering mechanics.

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This book explains the basic theory of engineering mechanics for mechanical, civil, and materials engineers. The presentation is concise and geared to more mathematically-oriented students and those looking to quickly refresh their understanding of engineering mechanics.

  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website
  • Concise and uncluttered presentation
  • Systematic approach with an emphasis on fundamentals
  • Strong coverage of energy methods both exact and approximate
  • Exercises that are both basic and challenging
  • Richly illustrated

About the Author(s)

Sanjay Govindjee, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

Sanjay Govindjee is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (1993-2006, 2008-present). His main interests are in theoretical and computational mechanics with an emphasis on micromechanics, shape memory alloys, and elastomers. Prior to joining Berkeley he worked as an engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1991-1993) in Livermore, California. He was also Professor of Mechanics (2006-2008) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Noteworthy honours include a National Science Foundation Career Award, the inaugural 1998 Zienkiewicz Prize and Medal, an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, a Berkeley Chancellor's Professorship 2006-2011, and a guest Professorship at ETH Zurich 2008-2013.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Tension-Compression Bars: The One Dimensional Case
    3:Stress
    4:Strain
    5:Constitutive Response
    6:Techniques
    7:Circular and Thin-Wall Torsion
    8:Bending of Beams
    9:Multi-Axial Analysis
    10:Virtual Work Methods: Virtual Forces
    11:Potential Energy Methods
    12:Geometric Instability
    13:Virtual Work Methods: Virtual Displacements
    Appendix A: Additional Reading
    Appendix B: Units, Constants, and Symbols
    Appendix C: Representative Material Properties
    Appendix D: Parallel Axis Theorem
    Appendix E: Integration Facts
    Appendix F: Bending without Twisting: Shear Center
    Index

Reviews

"Running counter to the trend in undergraduate texts in engineering solid mechanics, Govindjees exposition is compelling for the manner in which it reveals the underlying principles behind the resulting equations. Well written, concise, and insightful, the approach encourages an understanding of fundamental concepts critical to the development of mathematical models in engineering mechanics. The book is highly recommended as a refreshingly intellectual take on a classic topic." - Garrett J. Hall, California Polytechnic State University

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