Engineering Mechanics of Deformable Solids: A Presentation with Exercises

ISBN : 9780199651641

Sanjay Govindjee
352 Pages
195 x 247 mm
Pub date
Nov 2012
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This book covers the essential elements of engineering mechanics of deformable bodies, including mechanical elements in tension-compression, torsion, and bending. It emphasizes a fundamental bottom up approach to the subject in a concise and uncluttered presentation. Of special interest are chapters dealing with potential energy as well as principle of virtual work methods for both exact and approximate solutions. The book places an emphasis on the underlying assumptions of the theories in order to encourage the reader to think more deeply about the subject matter. The book should be of special interest to undergraduate students looking for a streamlined presentation as well as those returning to the subject for a second time.


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

About the author: 

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.

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