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Principles of Continuum Mechanics
Conservation and Balance Laws with Applications

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107199200

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  • 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.

    • Robust pedagogical features include examples, exercise problems, a list of symbols, and answers to selected problems
    • Includes applications to problems in elasticity, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer
    • PowerPoint lecture slides with chapter summaries and a solutions manual are available online for instructors
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    'A gutsy attempt at a simplified yet insightful treatment of continuum mechanics, Principles of Continuum Mechanics 2nd Edition offers a rare opportunity for the uninitiated audience, including students at the undergraduate level, to learn the essence of the philosophy and the working of the continuum theory of solids and fluids. It has substantive appeal, not just for the beginner, but also for those intending to make use of basic continuum mechanics for industrial or research purposes of an interdisciplinary nature.' Debasish Roy, Indian Institute of Science

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107199200
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 181 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. 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.

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    J. N. Reddy, Texas A & M University
    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.

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