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1. Classical and Computational Solid
2. Applied Mechanics of Solids
3. Mechanics of Solids and Shells:
4. Engineering Mechanics of Solids
5. Mechanics of Solids and Materials
6. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics:
7. Solid Mechanics: An Introduction
8. Introduction to Solid Mechanics
9. Foundations of Solid Mechanics
10. Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum
11. Mechanics of Solid Materials
12. Solid Mechanics in Engineering
13. Introduction to the Mechanics
14. Advanced Mechanics of Solids
15. Wave Propagation in Elastic Solids
16. Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
17. Inelastic Analysis of Solids and
18. Springer Handbook of Experimental
19. The Mechanics of Solids: History
20. The Finite Element Method for

1. Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics (Advanced Series in Engineering Science)
by Y. C. Fung, Pin Tong
Paperback: 930 Pages (2001-10)
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Asin: 9810241240
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Written for engineers and engineering scientists, this book gives first priority to the formulation of problems, presenting the classical results as the gold standard, and the numerical approach as a tool for obtaining solutions. The classical part is a revision of the text "Foundations of Solid Mechanics", with a much-expanded discussion on the theories of plasticity and large elastic deformation with finite strains. The computational part is all new and aims to solve major linear and nonlinear boundary-value problems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Quality
My professor was new to teaching and, coupled with his heavy Chinese accent, it soon became obvious that a book would be necessary for me to learn and understand the material in this class.So I purchased two books before acquiring this one, and this one is by far the best of them all.It explains everything in detail and rarely skips steps when deriving an equation and always states the assumptions upon which that equation is derived.I have not read the entire book - probably about half - but the portions I have read explained concepts in a non-boring, easy-to-understand way.This book helped me a lot in class and, after the end of the course, I decided to keep it for future reference rather than sell it.This is a good book.Buy it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good to know wide overview in solid mechanics
It's good to have a wide overview in Solid Mechanics, but it's not very clear explaining finite non-linear deformations and finite element analysis. There are better and more modern books for that. Sometimes it's confusing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought this book for a class I am taking.Well written and easy to understand.

4-0 out of 5 stars Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics (Advanced Series in Engineering Science)
The authors are very keen on this area. The book is suite for the researcher.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fung's Solid Mechanics
I was an acquaintance of Professor Y.C. "Burt" Fung when he wrote his classic Solid Mechanics book - "Foundations of Solid Mechanics." He had just left Cal Tech to work in the field of Biomechanics at UC San Diego. This book contains much of the same material, updated to the present time, with very nice historical writings about the founders of Solid Mechanics.This is an excellent reference for anyone that considers themself a solid mechaniker. ... Read more

2. Applied Mechanics of Solids
by Allan F. Bower
Hardcover: 820 Pages (2009-10-05)
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Asin: 1439802475
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Modern computer simulations make stress analysis easy. As they continue to replace classical mathematical methods of analysis, these software programs require users to have a solid understanding of the fundamental principles on which they are based.

Develop Intuitive Ability to Identify and Avoid Physically Meaningless Predictions

Applied Mechanics of Solids is a powerful tool for understanding how to take advantage of these revolutionary computer advances in the field of solid mechanics. Beginning with a description of the physical and mathematical laws that govern deformation in solids, the text presents modern constitutive equations, as well as analytical and computational methods of stress analysis and fracture mechanics. It also addresses the nonlinear theory of deformable rods, membranes, plates, and shells, and solutions to important boundary and initial value problems in solid mechanics.

The author uses the step-by-step manner of a blackboard lecture to explain problem solving methods, often providing the solution to a problem before its derivation is presented. This format will be useful for practicing engineers and scientists who need a quick review of some aspect of solid mechanics, as well as for instructors and students.


Select and Combine Topics Using Self-Contained Modules and Subsections


Borrowing from the classical literature on linear elasticity, plasticity, and structural mechanics, this book:

  • Introduces concepts, analytical techniques, and numerical methods used to analyze deformation, stress, and failure in materials or components
  • Discusses the use of finite element software for stress analysis
  • Assesses simple analytical solutions to explain how to set up properly posed boundary and initial-value problems
  • Provides an understanding of algorithms implemented in software code

Complemented by the author’s website, which features problem sets and sample code for self study, this book offers a crucial overview of problem solving for solid mechanics. It will help readers make optimal use of commercial finite element programs to achieve the most accurate prediction results possible.

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5-0 out of 5 stars an impressive piece of work
"It's an impressive piece of work. It covers an immense amount of material and is well written."-James R. Barber, University of Michigan

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book for mechanicians
I just order this book through Amazon. To my understanding, this book is really outstanding reference for the solid mechanicians, so i am keen to absorb much knowledge from this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best quick reference for solid mechanics
This is one of the best concise reference for a wide variety of topics in soild mechanics. The authour covers the most fundamental and important topics and this can be a helpful reference to anyone right from a begineer to advanced level researchers. The Maple and Matlab FEM codes accompanying the chapters are wonderful and illustrate the concepts in a very good way thus encouraging budding researchers to understand those topics by practicing them using an FEM code. A very well written text. ... Read more

3. Mechanics of Solids and Shells: Theories and Approximations (Mechanical Engineering Series)
by Gerald Wempner, Demosthenes Talaslidis
Hardcover: 552 Pages (2002-10-29)
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As the theories and methods have evolved over the years, the mechanics of solid bodies has become unduly fragmented. Most books focus on specific aspects, such as the theories of elasticity or plasticity, the theories of shells, or the mechanics of materials. While a narrow focus serves immediate purposes, much is achieved by establishing the common foundations and providing a unified perspective of the discipline as a whole.Mechanics of Solids and Shells accomplishes these objectives. By emphasizing the underlying assumptions and the approximations that lead to the mathematical formulations, it offers a practical, unified presentation of the foundations of the mechanics of solids, the behavior of deformable bodies and thin shells, and the properties of finite elements. The initial chapters present the fundamental kinematics, dynamics, energetics, and behavior of materials that build the foundation for all of the subsequent developments. These are presented in full generality without the usual restrictions on the deformation. The general principles of work and energy form the basis for the consistent theories of shells and the approximations by finite elements. The final chapter views the latter as a means of approximation and builds a bridge between the mechanics of the continuum and the discrete assembly.Expressly written for engineers, Mechanics of Solids and Shells forms a reliable source for the tools of analysis and approximation. Its constructive presentation clearly reveals the origins, assumptions, and limitations of the methods described and provides a firm, practical basis for the use of those methods. ... Read more

4. Engineering Mechanics of Solids (2nd Edition)
by Egor P. Popov
Paperback: 864 Pages (1998-08-20)
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Asin: 0137261594
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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This book presents a comprehensive, cross-referenced examination of engineering mechanics of solids. Traditional topics are supplemented by several newly-emerging disciplines, such as the probabilistic basis for structural analysis, and matrix methods. Although retaining its character as a complete traditional book on mechanics of solids with advanced overtones from the first edition, the second edition of Engineering Mechanics of Solids has been significantly revised. The book reflects an emphasis on the SI system of units and presents a simpler approach for calculations of axial stress that provides a more obvious, intuitive approach. It also now includes a greater number of chapters as well as an expanded chapter on Mechanical Properties of Materials and introduces a number of avant-garde topics. Among these topics are an advanced analytic expression for cyclic loading and a novel failure surface for brittle material.An essential reference book for civil, mechanical, and aeronautical engineers. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars confusing
there's a reason why this book was last printed in 1998. it's just a very confusing book that doesn't explain the material very well,

1-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to follow and riddled with errors
This book suffers from several major deficiencies. First, it is inherently difficult to follow. The format is designed in such a way that you have to constantly refer back and forth between pages to get all the information you need for an example or derivation. The other thing is the examples are not clear. You find yourself solving the example again because the method isn't clear. In this way, I find the book extremely frustrating. Even after the problems with the contents, the book has errors. Lots and lots of errors. Just look on the inside front cover. "Principal Elastiac Equations"? I checked the dictionary, and I don't know what elastiac is. Or Ch. 12: "Yield and Fructure Criteria"? Is that a new term for the fracture of fructose? Finding all the errors is kind of fun, so if you're into that, get this book. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

3-0 out of 5 stars Badly needs updating, editing, simplifying
This book makes a difficult subject even more difficult. While the definitions and general information are good enough, the derivations seem to be very complicated, esoteric, and confusing.This may be appropriate for graduate level (although many of these techniques are obsolete in view of FE analysis) but this book bills itself, and is used mainly for undergraduate deformable mechanics classes. There seem to be a number of mistakes in the book as well.Professors should probably not use this book for an undergraduate level course--find something newer.Undergrads will probably need to get some sort of supplementary outline material that will simplify things.

1-0 out of 5 stars Riddled with typos
The good: This is a comprehensive book. The bad: It has tons of mistakes. There are typos galore. The most egregious one occurs in the chapter entitled "Yield and Fructure Criteria." That's right, "Fructure." Pray tell, what exactly is "Fructure"? That's what's printed in big letters. The proofreading is very, very, very sloppy. Maybe these mistakes are more a function of editing deadlines rather than with Popov himself, but that doesn't mean that this isn't a bad volume that you shouldn't waste your money on. I used this book as a text and was very disappointed. Save your money and buy Beer and Johnston or Craig instead. Or even Popov's earlier work, Mechanics of Materials, which I liked a lot. Engineering Mechanics of Solids is just horrible in its mistakes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book by a well- Known Pro
Very classic text in Mechanics of Materials and my favorite edition is the second edition of Mechanics of Materials, 1976 (My all time favorite mechanics book). I own all Popove's mechanics books (And some 30 books in mechanics of solids) and they are really top notch level in their field. Despite the typos that other people pointed out (Which is not Popov mistake), I think this is one of the best texts in mechanics of materials and well deserve to look at by all engineering students who are studying this course. No matter what book is your text, you need to look at this one. ... Read more

5. Mechanics of Solids and Materials
by Robert Asaro, Vlado Lubarda
Hardcover: 880 Pages (2006-01-16)
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This book blends both innovative (large strain, strain rate, temperature, time dependent deformation and localized plastic deformation in crystalline solids, deformation of biological networks) and traditional (elastic theory of torsion, elastic beam and plate theories, contact mechanics) topics in a coherent theoretical framework. Extensive use of transform methods to generate solutions will make this book of interest to structural, mechanical, and aerospace engineers.Plasticity theories, micromechanics, crystal plasticity, and energetics of elastic systems are also covered, as well as an overall review of math and thermodynamics. ... Read more

6. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics: For Solid State Electronics and Optics
by C. L. Tang
Paperback: 224 Pages (2009-03-05)
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Asin: 0521536405
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Quantum mechanics has evolved from a subject of study in pure physics to one with a wide range of applications in many diverse fields. The basic concepts of quantum mechanics are explained in this book in a concise and easy-to-read manner, leading toward applications in solid-state electronics and optics. Following a logical sequence, the book focuses on key ideas and is conceptually and mathematically self-contained. The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are illustrated by showing their application to systems such as the hydrogen atom, multi-electron ions and atoms, the formation of simple organic molecules and crystalline solids of practical importance. It leads on from these basic concepts to discuss some of the most significant applications in semiconductor electronics and optics. Containing many homework problems, the book is suitable for senior-level undergraduate and graduate-level students in electrical engineering, material sciences, applied physics and chemistry. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Student's Perspective
I purchased this book as a student hoping to learn more about Quantum Mechanics.Unfortunately, I was more confused about Quantum before I read this book thanafterwards.It contains a number of typos, especially in equations, that are easy to spot with prior knowledge on the subject but will confuse the new reader.The writing is very dense, and can be difficult to understand.A strong understanding of linear algebra is also a requirement for understanding this book.This isn't a terrible book, but I won't recommend it and have found better resources simply by searching google for "quantum mechanics."

4-0 out of 5 stars Good response
I got the book in a damaged condition. But the seller was very good in accepting the mishap and responded in a very positive manner.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good introductory book
This slim and affordable book gives a gentle introduction to quantum mechanics, then applies these concepts and tools to examine the fundamental electronic properties of atoms and molecules, including their interaction with photons. It concludes with an analysis of the electronic properties of semiconductors and the pn junction, and the nonlinear response of optical materials to intense light.

Rather than presenting a reiteration of its historical development to motivate the introduction of QM, the author takes the direct approach of showing why Newtonian mechanics cannot be applied to analyzing the dynamics of particles on an atomic scale.In early chapters the author makes a systematic comparison of how the motion of particles is described in QM and in classical mechanics so that the reader unfamiliar with QM can make the necessary conceptual leaps from familiar ground.Periodically the book presents both the classical and quantum views of a particular problem to show the more detailed and subtle effects predicted by quantum mechanics.

I found presentation of the material was logical and with just enough depth to get a basic understanding of semiconductor and opto-electronic material properties.Although it is succinctly reviewed in the early chapters, a prior familiarity with the concepts of linear algebra will make for easier going in some sections. ... Read more

7. Solid Mechanics: An Introduction (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)
by J.P. Ward
Paperback: 296 Pages (2010-11-02)
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This book is a concise and readable introductory text on solidmechanics suitable for engineers, scientists and appliedmathematicians. It presents the foundations of stress, strain andelasticity theory and consistently employs the use of vectors and(particularly) Cartesian tensor notation.
The first chapter introduces vectors with particular emphasis beingpaid to applications which arise in later chapters. Chapter 2introduces Cartesian tensors and describes some of their importantapplications. In particular, finite and infinitessimal rotations areexamined as are isotropic tensors and second order symmetric tensors.The last topic of this chapter includes a full discussion oneigenvalues and eigenvectors. There are separate introductions, inChapters 3 and 4, to stress and strain and to their practicalmeasurement using, respectively, photoelastic methods and straingauges. In Chapter 5 the concepts of stress and strain are broughttogether and, in conjunction with Newton's equilibrium equations, usedto deduce the basic equations of linear elasticity theory.
These fundamental equations are then examined and analyzed byobtaining simple exact solutions, including solutions which describetwisting, bending and stretching of beams.
Chapter 6 introduces the fundamental concept of strain enegergy anduses this concept to derive the Kirchoff uniqueness theorem,Rayleigh's reciprocal theorem and the important Castigliano relations.The chapter concludes with a thorough treatment of the theorem ofminimum potential energy and examines some of its applications. Thefinal three chapters examine the application of the fundamentalequations to the theory of torsion, to structural analysis and to thetreatment of two dimensional elastostatics by analytical andapproximate (finite element) methods. ... Read more

8. Introduction to Solid Mechanics (3rd Edition)
by Irving H. Shames, James M. Pitarresi
Paperback: 769 Pages (1999-10-31)
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Asin: 013267758X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Rather than a rote "cookbook" approach to problem-solving, this book offers a rigorous treatment of the principles behind the practices, asking students to harness their sound foundation of theory when solving problems.A wealth of examples illustrate the meaning of the theory without simply offering recipes or maps for solving similar problems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thorough coverage of Solids
This book covers all the fundamental topics of solid mechanics very thoroughly and methodically. All important concepts receive in-depth treatment. There are many examples that illustrate the concepts. I hihgly recommend this text for beginners as well as more advanced students of Solid Mechanics.

3-0 out of 5 stars This book has finte contents for solid mechanics
I'm an undergraduate student going to Seoul National University in SouthKorea. This book was our textbook for solid mechanics course.I want to give thanksto auther. For this book is easy to understand, it gave me muchhelps.But after studying this book , I found that contents is a little biteasy compared with other books. soIhope next version includes somedifficult contents. ... Read more

9. Foundations of Solid Mechanics (International Series in Dynamics)
by Y. C. Fung
 Hardcover: 525 Pages (1965-06)
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Isbn: 0133299120
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5-0 out of 5 stars Theres a book including this one
Just to tell you that there is another book, also by Fung, wich issues this one, and adds extra chapters with numerical methods and more: Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics. This one is in print!

5-0 out of 5 stars very concise and thorough
this is a great reference for the theory of elasticity. it's very easy to read and plenty of problems let you test your understanding. if you are starting to learn the theory, this is the book for you. fung also provides chapters on thermodynamics, thermoelasticity, viscoelasticity, finite deformations, and a number of mathematical techniques applicable in special cases.

that said, fung focuses on formulating elasticty in a form used by engineers and scientists to obtain explicit solutions to selected problems. some physicists may find this form of elasticity somewhat abstracted from reality. if you're interested in an analysis of how elasticity came about and what were its motivations, you'll have to look to tymoshenko, sokolnikov, or love. on the other hand, if you're a practicing engineer, you're likely more interested in numerical solutions or the finite element method. for such applications, better references are holzapfel or gurtin.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book IS in print!
Foundations of Solid Mechanics is an excellent text on solid mechanics.Its content makes up the first 15 chapters of Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics, by Fung and Tong (published 2001).In addition toall of the content from Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics contains 6 chapters on computational methods, emphasizing FEM.The book is very thorough and a real deal at ...for almost 1000 pages.

From the preface: "The classical part is mainly a re-issue of Fung's Foundations of Solid Mechanics, with a major addition to the modern theories of plasticity, and a major revision of the theory of large elastic deformation with finite strains."

5-0 out of 5 stars Please, please revive a print of this book
I (and at least two dozen people I know) would love to have this book on our shelves. Right now we are reduced to borrowing copies from older and wiser friends and colleagues. Quite simply, in my opinion one of the bestsolid mechanics texts ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pea-brained and Penurious Publishers
Fung's "Foundations of Solid Mechanics" has not been superseded, nor is it outdated. It is the best introductory solid mechanics book I know, and it is not available. What gives?

There once was a time whenpublishers recognized and appreciated excellence and felt a certainobligation to publish important, but less profitable, books. Somepublishers actually took pleasure in making available great books to thosenow underappreciated readers who revel in them. Many of today's publisherseither don't recognize important books, or they see no reason (financiallyspeaking) to publish for a limited audience of discriminating readers.These publisher's brains must be the size of peas, or a dollar signs $. ... Read more

10. Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum Approach for Engineering
by Gerhard A. Holzapfel
Paperback: 455 Pages (2000-03-23)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With a modern, comprehensive approach directed towards computational mechanics, this book covers a unique combination of subjects at present unavailable in any other text. It includes vital information on ‘variational principles constituting the cornerstone of the finite element method. In fact this is the only method by which Nonlinear Solid Mechanics is utilized in engineering practice. The book opens with a fundamental chapter on vectors and tensors. The following chapters are based on nonlinear continuum mechanics - an inevitable prerequisite for computational mechanicians. In addition, continuum field theory (applied to a representative sample of hyperelastic materials currently used in nonlinear computations such as incompressible and compressible materials) is presented, as are transversely isotropic materials, composite materials, viscoelastic materials and hyperelastic materials with isotropic damage. Another central chapter is devoted to the thermodynamics of materials, covering both finite thermoelasticity and finite thermoviscoelasticity. Also included are:

  • an up-to-date list of almost 300 references and a comprehensive index
  • useful examples and exercises for the student
  • selected topics of statistical and continuum thermodynamics.
Furthermore, the principle of virtual work (in both the material and spatial descriptions) is compared with two and three-field variational principles particularly designed to capture kinematic constraints such as incompressibility. All of the features combined result in an essential text for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering and applied maths and physics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars continuum mechanics for solid mechanics people
Didactically, the best modern textbook on continuum mechanics that I know. I've been teaching CM from other books, trying to appeal to the fluid mechanics students, but next time I am using this book and supplementing it with my own notes for the fluid related concepts and examples.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best continuum mechanics textbook
This text is the best one after I bought several other continuum mechanics texts which made me frustrated again and again. This text is in depth, but very easy to understand. The style the author wrote the text is very clear and classic. You can really feel it is an enjoyment to study the text and make progress smoothly every day.

1-0 out of 5 stars Only one thing to say
Unfortunately I never got the book, Amazon shipped it twice and it never made it to my office. All I can say about it is: never use Expedited International Shipping. It will get lost and there is no way to track it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful
This book is basically a regurgitation and watered-down version of "Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity", by Marsden and Hughes ( Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity ), just like so many other recently released texts/references including treatments of non-linear continuum mechanics (MFoE was released in 1983, and anticipated a great deal of published work hence).This title has neither the depth of treatment nor the rigorous precision of MFoE.Still it is useful since it does expand more on topics this title and MFoE share in common.

Holzapfel has the distinct "flavor", in many places throughout his work in this book, of the writings/work of Juan C. Simo, one of the superlative workers in non-linear finite elements, who also worked in collaboration with T.J.R. Hughes (e.g., Computational Inelasticity (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics) ), and is now deceased.

This is a fresh presentation however and Holzapfel does an excellent job of conveying difficult concepts while maintaining rigor, which is no easy feat.The only place this work falls a little short on rigorous precision is in the treatment of linearization of the non-linear system(s) resulting from the various weak forms.

I did find Holzapfel's treatment of the Lie derivative, just like many other recently published works on the same subject, a bit more revealing and intuitive, while maintaining the requisite rigor, than the alternative derivation/explanation in MFoE.

5-0 out of 5 stars De La Balle
This book is actually very good. It has a great sections about hyperelastic materials (~ 100 pages). Also it explains well tensors operations (2nd order and 4th order tensors)... ... Read more

11. Mechanics of Solid Materials
by Jean Lemaitre, Jean-Louis Chaboche
Paperback: 584 Pages (1994-10-28)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Elasticity, plasticity, damagemechanics and cracking are all phenomena that determine the resistance of solids to deformation and fracture. The authors of this book discuss a modern method of mathematically modeling the behavior of macroscopic volume elements. The first three chapters review physical mechanisms at the microstructural level, thermodynamics of irreversible processes, mechanics of continuous media, and the classification of the behavior of solids. The rest of the book is devoted to the modeling of different types of material behavior. In each case the authors present characteristic data for numerous materials, and discuss the physics underlying the phenomena together with methods for the numerical analysis of the resulting equations. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Ordered text book
They sent me the wrong book but were very cooperative with the return by refunding the purchase price and shipping costs.

4-0 out of 5 stars An advanced book for the plasticity continuum mechanics
I find it a great book, however the reader must have some knowledge onbasic/advanced plasticity topics despite its introductory chapters.Chapters 5,6 and 7 are precious describing recents theories in flow laws,hardening rules, viscoplasticity and damage mechanics. ... Read more

12. Solid Mechanics in Engineering
by Raymond Parnes
Paperback: 528 Pages (2001-09-12)
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Asin: 0471493007
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This book provides a systematic, modern introduction to solid mechanics that is carefully motivated by realistic Engineering applications. Based on 25 years of teaching experience, Raymond Parnes uses a wealth of examples and a rich set of problems to build the reader's understanding of the scientific principles, without requiring ´higher mathematics´.

Highlights of the book include

  • The use of modern SI units throughout

  • A thorough presentation of the subject stressing basic unifying concepts

  • Comprehensive coverage, including topics such as the behaviour of materials on a phenomenological level.

  • Over 600 problems, many of which are designed for solving with MATLAB, MAPLE or MATHEMATICA.
Solid Mechanics in Engineering is designed for 2-semester courses in Solid Mechanics or Strength of Materials taken by students in Mechanical, Civil or Aeronautical Engineering and Materials Science and may also be used for a first-year graduate program.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Comparing this with Lord of the Rings
About the same thickness as Lord of the Rings but comes with less content. I would NOT recommend this to my worst enemy. I have seen shorter explanations with more clarity. This is not a book that a student can trust because there are so many errors. I am not happy having spent quite a bit of money for this book. ... Read more

13. Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
by Stephen H. Crandall, Norman C. Dahl
 Paperback: 644 Pages (1979-05-01)

Isbn: 0070662304
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5-0 out of 5 stars A classic text
I studied this book 34 years ago, and remember it as my favourite text, even though I never applied much of the material (I ended up going into environmental, not structural engineering.)Many engineering texts are a collection of theorems and facts put together in a more or less systematic fashion, but without a clear underlying story or thread.34 years later I still remember the logic of this text and its power: balancing forces, understanding and respecting geometric constraints, and understanding and applying "constitutive relations", the relationships between forces and deformation. This book explained that logic and applied it consistently through a variety of interesting examples, including bone structure as well as I beams.In addition, it illustrated the art of approximation in engineering as an art...you try it, you see what it tells you, and if it doesn't make sense you try again.It tells a clear and memorable technical story. I won't be buying a copy from Amazon because I have still kept my original, but I believe the book is not only a technical classic, but a model for those of us who want to see how a textbook should be written.

5-0 out of 5 stars A milestone in this field
It is a very well written text.It also includes chapters in advanced mechanics of materials field. I strongly recommend this book to ones who are interested in this field more than elemantary level.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful explanations for a second time reading...
I am surprised to see no reviews for this great book. This is one of those books which will be totally over your head the first time around. But if you don't lose heart and keep at it, you will realise it is a treasuretrove. The style is extremely concise. What is said in 20 pages in otherbooks gets about 5 pages, but beautifully. Read a sentence,contemplate overit and you will get it. Some of the example problems and explanations areso practical and simple, you will wonder why you should ever read anotherbook. But you will need another book before this book starts to make anysense. ... Read more

14. Advanced Mechanics of Solids
by Otto T. Bruhns
Paperback: 206 Pages (2010-11-02)
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This textbook is for advanced students who already are familiar with the elementary concepts of statics and the strength of materials. The principles of linear continuum mechanics and linear elastic material behavior are presented. They build the foundation for the later treatment of structures such as beams, bars, plates and shells. Particular attention is paid to the respective thin-walled cases. The text also contains some chapters on the more and more important topic of dynamics of structures. Moreover, it provides the fundamental principles underlying modern computer methods. The book is structured such that in each chapter the theoretical considerations are accompanied by several illustrative examples demonstrating the application of these results. At the end of each chapter, additional problems are included. The solutions to these problems are given in the last chapter. ... Read more

15. Wave Propagation in Elastic Solids (North-Holland Series in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)
by Jan Achenbach
Paperback: 426 Pages (1987-11-15)
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Asin: 0720403251
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The propagation of mechanical disturbances in solids is of interest in many branches of the physical scienses and engineering. This book aims to present an account of the theory of wave propagation in elastic solids. The material is arranged to present an exposition of the basic concepts of mechanical wave propagation within a one-dimensional setting and a discussion of formal aspects of elastodynamic theory in three dimensions, followed by chapters expounding on typical wave propagation phenomena, such as radiation, reflection, refraction, propagation in waveguides, and diffraction. The treatment necessarily involves considerable mathematical analysis. The pertinent mathematical techniques are, however, discussed at some length.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Achenbach is a must for your library
I read through entire chapters of this book on and off while trying to understand the literature in the wave propagation of solids.What I liked about it is that it develops everything with Rigor from the fundamentals.Chapter 6 is very useful for wave guides, but it covers most all topics in wave propagation.Great reference, could be better if it had more examples, but what it lacks in examples, it makes up for in its detail derivations of all of the basic principles.

5-0 out of 5 stars as hard as QM in physics
to study this hard subject, subject as hard as QM in physics, can become the #1 nation boss! ... Read more

16. Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
by Egor Paul Popov
 Hardcover: 1125 Pages (1968-06)
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17. Inelastic Analysis of Solids and Structures (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics)
by M. Kojic, Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Paperback: 414 Pages (2010-11-30)
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Inelastic Analysis of Solids and Structures presents in a unified manner the physical and theoretical background of inelastic material models and computational methods, and illustrates the behavior of the models in typical engineering conditions. The book describes experimental observations and principles of mechanics, and efficient computational algorithms for stress calculations as typically performed in finite element analysis. The theoretical background is given to an extent necessary to describe the commonly employed material models in metal isotropic and orthotropic plasticity, thermoplasticity and viscoplasticity, and the plasticity of geological materials. The computational algorithms are developed in a unified manner with some detailed derivations of the algorithmic relations. Many solved examples are presented, which are designed to give insight into the material behavior in various engineering conditions, and to demonstrate the application of the computational algorithms.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book....
Inelastic analysis is a very difficult subject in computational solid mechanics. This book very clearly presents the subject...This book will be a right choice if you are a biginner in inelastic analysis of solid mechanics. If you are a expert, this book will be a useful reference......!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inelastic Analysis using Finite Elements
This book is an excellent and classical book concerning the presentation of methods and applications for inelastic analysis problems. Inelastic stress analysis of solids is combined in a very good way with nonlinear finite element methods. This book is a challenge to deepen inelastic analysis.

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18. Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics
Hardcover: 1098 Pages (2008-12-04)
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The Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics documents both the traditional techniques as well as the new methods for experimental studies of materials, components, and structures. The emergence of new materials and new disciplines, together with the escalating use of on- and off-line computers for rapid data processing and the combined use of experimental and numerical techniques have greatly expanded the capabilities of experimental mechanics. New exciting topics are included on biological materials, MEMS and NEMS, nanoindentation, digital photomechanics, photoacoustic characterization, and atomic force microscopy in experimental solid mechanics.

Presenting complete instructions to various areas of experimental solid mechanics, guidance to detailed expositions in important references, and a description of state-of-the-art applications in important technical areas, this thoroughly revised and updated edition is an excellent reference to a widespread academic, industrial, and professional engineering audience.

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19. The Mechanics of Solids: History and Evolution: A Festschrift in Honor of Arnold D. Kerr
Hardcover: 308 Pages (2008-05-30)
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20. The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics, Sixth Edition
by O. C. Zienkiewicz, R. L. Taylor
Hardcover: 736 Pages (2005-09-22)
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This is the key text and reference for engineers, researchers and senior students dealing with the analysis and modelling of structures - from large civil engineering projects such as dams, to aircraft structures, through to small engineered components. Covering small and large deformation behaviour of solids and structures, it is an essential book for engineers and mathematicians. The new edition is a complete solids and structures text and reference in its own right and forms part of the world-renowned Finite Element Method series by Zienkiewicz and Taylor.

New material in this edition includes separate coverage of solid continua and structural theories of rods, plates and shells; extended coverage of plasticity (isotropic and anisotropic); node-to-surface and 'mortar' method treatments; problems involving solids and rigid and pseudo-rigid bodies; and multi-scale modelling.

* Dedicated coverage of solid and structural mechanics by world-renowned authors, Zienkiewicz and Taylor
* New material including separate coverage of solid continua and structural theories of rods, plates and shells; extended coverage for small and finite deformation; elastic and inelastic material constitution; contact modelling; problems involving solids, rigid and discrete elements; and multi-scale modelling
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