Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Elasticity for Geotechnicians

A Modern Exposition of Kelvin, Boussinesq, Flamant, Cerruti, Melan, and Mindlin Problems

Authors: Podio-Guidugli, Paolo, Favata, A.

  • A  fully detailed and user-friendly exposition of all title problems and their solutions
  • A new approach to old-fashioned problems
  • A judicious choice of additional material, both in the first preparatory part and in the appendix, so as to make this book reasonably self-contained, irrespectively of its modest size
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This book deals in a modern manner with a family of named problems from an old and mature subject, classical elasticity. These problems are formulated over either a half or the whole of a linearly elastic and isotropic two- or three-dimensional space, subject to loads concentrated at points or lines. The discussion of each problem begins with a careful examination of the prevailing symmetries, and proceeds with inverting the canonical order, in that it moves from a search for balanced stress fields to the associated strain and displacement fields.

The book, although slim, is  fairly well self-contained; the only prerequisite is a reasonable familiarity with linear algebra (in particular, manipulation of vectors and tensors) and with the usual differential operators of mathematical physics (gradient, divergence, curl, and Laplacian); the few nonstandard notions are introduced with care. Support material for all parts of the book is found in the final Appendix.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • One-Dimensional Paradigms

    Podio-Guidugli, P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Elements of Linear Elasticity

    Podio-Guidugli, P. (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Geometric and Analytic Tools

    Podio-Guidugli, P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-52

  • The Flamant Problem

    Podio-Guidugli, P. (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • The Boussinesq Problem

    Podio-Guidugli, P. (et al.)

    Pages 79-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elasticity for Geotechnicians
Book Subtitle
A Modern Exposition of Kelvin, Boussinesq, Flamant, Cerruti, Melan, and Mindlin Problems
Authors
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
204
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01258-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01258-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01257-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34530-7
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations
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