Introduction to Continuum Mechanics by Sudhakar NairIntroduction to Continuum Mechanics by Sudhakar Nair

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

bySudhakar Nair

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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This textbook treats solids and fluids in a balanced manner, using thermodynamic restrictions on the relation between applied forces and material responses. This unified approach can be appreciated by engineers, physicists, and applied mathematicians with some background in engineering mechanics. It has many examples and about 150 exercises for students to practice. The higher mathematics needed for a complete understanding is provided in the early chapters. This subject is essential for engineers involved in experimental or numerical modeling of material behavior.
Title:Introduction to Continuum MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.51 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521187893

ISBN - 13:9780521187893


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Cartesian tensors; 3. General tensors; 4. Integral theorems; 5. Deformation; 6. Motion; 7. Fundamental laws of mechanics; 8. Stress tensor; 9. Energy and entropy constraints; 10. Constitutive relations; 11. Hyperelastic materials; 12. Fluid dynamics; 13. Viscoelasticity; 14. Plasticity.