Elasticity
Authors: Barber, James
 Expansion of topics to include more on complex variable methods, variational methods and threedimensional plate and beam solutions
 Additional endofchapter problems
 Detailed improvements elsewhere, some suggested by users of the earlier editions
 Modern treatment of the subject
 Clarity of presentation
 Supplementary electronic files in Mathematica and Maple available for download
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This is a first year graduate textbook in Linear Elasticity. It is written with the practical engineering reader in mind, dependence on previous knowledge of solid mechanics, continuum mechanics or mathematics being minimized. Emphasis is placed on engineering applications of elasticity and examples are generally worked through to final expressions for the stress and displacement fields in order to explore the engineering consequences of the results.
The topics covered are chosen with a view to modern research applications in fracture mechanics, composite materials, tribology and numerical methods. Thus, significant attention is given to crack and contact problems, problems involving interfaces between dissimilar media, thermoelasticity, singular asymptotic stress fields and threedimensional problems.
This third edition includes new chapters on complex variable methods, variational methods and threedimensional solutions for the prismatic bar. Other detailed changes have been made throughout the work, many suggested by users of earlier editions.
The new edition includes over 300 endofchapter problems, expressed wherever possible in the form they would arise in engineering  i.e. as a body of a given geometry subjected to prescribed loading  instead of inviting the student to 'verify' that a given candidate stress function is appropriate to the problem. Solution of these problems is considerably facilitated by the use of modern symbolic mathematical languages such as Maple and Mathematica. Electronic files and hints on this method of solution, as well as further supplementary software are available for download via the webpage for this volume on www.springer.com.
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 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Elasticity
 Authors

 James Barber
 Series Title
 Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
 Series Volume
 172
 Copyright
 2010
 Publisher
 Springer Netherlands
 Copyright Holder
 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
 eBook ISBN
 9789048138098
 DOI
 10.1007/9789048138098
 Hardcover ISBN
 9789048138081
 Softcover ISBN
 9789400731011
 Series ISSN
 09250042
 Edition Number
 3
 Number of Pages
 XIX, 534
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