Aimed at beginner to mid-level undergraduate students across the many branches of engineering, this textbook aims to provide a unified presentation of the major concepts in Solid Mechanics, including the deformation, flow, and fracture of solid materials.
- Unprecedentedly unified presentation of all major topics in engineering applications, including elasticity, plasticity and creep, and fracture and fatigue
- Numerous worked examples to aid and reinforce understanding
- Appendices with further coverage of topics such as elastic bending of beams, elastic buckling of columns, elastic torsion of circular shafts, and Castigliano's theorems
- Substantial companion volume with example problems available free of charge on the companion website
About the Author(s)
Lallit Anand, Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ken Kamrin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Sanjay Govindjee, Horace, Dorothy, and Katherine Johnson Endowed Professor in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Lallit Anand joined the MIT faculty in 1982, where he is currently the Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering. The honors he has received include: ICES Eric Reissner Medal, 1992; ASME Fellow, 2003; Khan International
Plasticity Medal, 2007; IIT Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2011; ASME Drucker Medal, 2014; MIT Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award, 2017; Brown University Engineering Alumni Medal, 2018; and SES Prager Medal, 2018. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2018.
Ken Kamrin joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at MIT in 2011, receiving the Class of 1956 Career Development Chair. Notable awards include the 2010 Nicholas Metropolis Award from the American Physical Society, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Eshelby Mechanics Award for Young Faculty, the Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award from the MIT School of Engineering,
and the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics Award. Kamrin currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science.
Sanjay Govindjee currently is the Horace, Dorothy, and Katherine Johnson Endowed Professor in Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. He serves as a consultant to several governmental agencies and private corporations and is also a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California. Noteworthy honors include a National Science Foundation Career Award, the inaugural 1998 Zienkiewicz Prize and Medal, an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship 1999, a Berkeley Chancellor's Professorship 2006-2011, and a
Humboldt-Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Award) in 2018.
"The book is well-crafted and organized logically. It fills a void in need for a book that is lucid and accessible to undergraduates taking a course in advanced mechanics of materials. The material covered spans a whole range of topics relevant to modern applications of solid mechanics, including fracture and fatigue, rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fiber-reinforced composites. This is an excellent book authored by leading authorities in the field who have taught this course at their respective universities. The companion book on example problems is a welcome addition." - Ravi Ravichandran, Caltech
"This book is of the highest technical quality and maintains clarity for understanding. It covers a wide range of relevant topics for the undergraduate student in mechanics of solid materials and with a well thought out level of depth per topic. A notable feature of this book is that the authors are able to summarize the main ideas in easy to digest modules that give the student a sense of the topic... This book does a great job at bringing a fresh set of ideas into the undergraduate curriculum and therefore will find a wide audience with upper level undergraduates all over the world." - Shawn A. Chester, New Jersey Institute of
"This book covers at the right level of detail most of the important topics in solid mechanics including fracture, fatigue, viscoelasticity, composites, rubbers, etc., that are important in modern applications." - Prashant K. Purohit, University of Pennsylvania
"The text is written with the required rigor to address the topics therein, while ensuring that the mathematics and surrounding prose is appealing to the intended target audience." - Dr Brian Mercer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign