Continuum mechanics deals with the stress, deformation, and mechanical behaviour of matter as a continuum rather than a collection of discrete particles. The subject is interdisciplinary in nature, and has gained increased attention in recent times primarily because of a need to understand a variety of phenomena at different spatial scales. The second edition of Principles of Continuum Mechanics provides a concise yet rigorous treatment of the subject of continuum mechanics and elasticity at the senior undergraduate and first-year graduate levels. It prepares engineer-scientists for advanced courses in traditional as well as emerging fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy systems, and computational mechanics. The large number of examples and exercise problems contained in the book systematically advance the understanding of vector and tensor analysis, basic kinematics, balance laws, field equations, constitutive equations, and applications. A solutions manual is available for the book.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.13(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
J. N. Reddy is a Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and the Holder of Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A & M University. He is internationally-recognized for his research and education in applied and computational mechanics. The shear deformation plate and shell theories that he developed bear his name (the Reddy third-order shear deformation theory and the Reddy layerwise theory) in the literature. The finite element formulations and models he developed have been implemented into commercial software like ABAQUS, NISA, and HyperXtrude. He is the author of nearly 600 journal papers and twenty textbooks, some of them with multiple editions.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Vectors and tensors; 3. Kinematics of a continuum; 4. Stress vector and stress tensor; 5. Conservation of mass and balance of momenta and energy; 6. Constitute equations; 7. Applications in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics.