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Intermediate Solid Mechanics
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Based on class-tested material, this concise yet comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of solid mechanics is ideal for those taking single-semester courses on the subject. It provides interdisciplinary coverage of the key topics, combining solid mechanics with structural design applications, mechanical behavior of materials, and the finite element method. Part I covers basic theory, including the analysis of stress and strain, Hooke's law, and the formulation of boundary-value problems in Cartesian and cylindrical coordinates. Part II covers applications, from solving boundary-value problems, to energy methods and failure criteria, two-dimensional plane stress and strain problems, antiplane shear, contact problems, and much more. With a wealth of solved examples, assigned exercises, and 130 homework problems, and a solutions manual available online, this is ideal for senior undergraduates studying solid mechanics, and graduates taking introductory courses in solid mechanics and theory of elasticity, across aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering, and materials science.


‘The Lubardas, a father-son duo, deliver a unique and well-balanced textbook on solid mechanics. The material is presented at the intermediate level, and is tested by many years of well-received classroom instruction by both authors in their respective institutions. The authors take the reader from basic concepts of traction, stress, and strain, to boundary-value problems in elasticity, and finish with more advanced topics, such as contact, variational principles, and failure criteria. The book is well suited for advanced undergraduate students as a course textbook, as well as for first- and second-year graduate students as a reference for more advanced courses in solid mechanics. The book strikes an excellent balance between theory and application examples, and presents a perfect jumping-off point to study more advanced topics in solid mechanics, such as damage, plasticity, fracture, and advanced numerical approaches such as the Finite Element Method.’

Yuri Bazilevs - Brown University

‘A very useful and accessible introduction to solid mechanics. The book contains many illustrations and a broad range of applications, which make it a reading pleasure with many insights.’

Horacio Espinosa - Northwestern University

‘A remarkable text covering a vast range of topics and problems in solid mechanics, this unique work provides clear and thorough coverage suitable for beginning students, advanced students and practitioners. The treatment starts with basic concepts concerning deformation, stress and equilibrium, progresses to elementary and intermediate strength of materials, moves on to advanced topics in elasticity including fracture and the stress and deformation fields around dislocations, and from there to three-dimensional problems including a lucid treatment of the all-important Hertzian contact problem. This major work includes a comprehensive discussion of material failure criteria and culminates in a thorough treatment of energy methods underlying modern finite-element analysis. The work reflects the singular devotion of its authors to all aspects of solid mechanics.’

David Steigmann - University of California, Berkeley

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