Although there are several books in print dealing with elasticity, many focus on specialized topics such as mathematical foundations, anisotropic materials, two-dimensional problems, thermoelasticity, non-linear theory, etc. As such they are not appropriate candidates for a general textbook. This book provides a concise and organized presentation and development of general theory of elasticity. Complemented by a Solutions Manual and including MatLab codes and coding, this text is an excellent book teaching guide.
- Contains exercises for student engagement as well as the integration and use of MATLAB Software
- Provides development of common solution methodologies and a systematic review of analytical solutions useful in applications of engineering interest
- Presents applications of contemporary interest
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This book is a welcome addition to the set of textbooks available to beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates in mechanical engineering. I have previously taught the subject of elasticity from textbooks written by Barber, Salughter, and Shames with frequent references to the classics by Timoshenko, Love, Sokolnikoff, and Green
and Zerna. However, students have found these books either too difficult to understand or too dated in their notation. When I received the new textbook by Professor Sadd, I read it briefly and then handed it over to one of my graduate students who was preparing
for his qualifying examinations. His response was unqualified admiration of the ease with which he was able to navigate the book and grasp its contents. - Biswajit Banerjee - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah
Dr. Martin H Sadd
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Book Description Academic Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0126058113