Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mechanics of Solids Free e-book | FEA in Solid Mechanics | Solved Problems

Nobody can deny the fact that Engineering Design is to deal with CAD/FEA software's.  This is absolute an overlook, it goes deep inside Engineering Mechanics,Material Science,Mechanics of Machines and other basic Engineering fundamentals.

I am glad to say that we have an online Applied Mechanics of Solids Book or Reference guide by Allan F Bower.

Online Applied Mechanics ebook Download This electronic text summarizes the physical laws, mathematical methods, and computer algorithms that are used to predict the response of materials and structures to mechanical or thermal loading.

Topics include: the mathematical descriptions of deformation and forces in solids; constitutive laws; analytical techniques and solutions to linear elastic and elastic-plastic boundary value problems; the use and theory of finite element analysis; fracture mechanics; and the theory of deformable rods, plates and shells.

Over 400 practice problems are provided, as well as demonstration finite element codes in MAPLE and MATLAB.

The text is intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, as well as practicing engineers and scientists.  It will be particularly useful to readers who wish to learn enough about solid mechanics to impress their teachers, colleagues, research advisors, or managers, but who would prefer not to study the subject in depth.

It covers the following topics:

  • Objectives and applications of Solid Mechanics
  • Governing Equations and Mathematical Description of Solid Mechanics
  • Constitutive Equations: Relation between stress and strain
  • Solutions to simple boundary and Initial value problems
  • Analytical Techniques and Solutions for Linear Elastic Solids
  • Analytical Techniques and Solutions for Plastic Solids
  • Introduction to Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Theory and Implementation of the Finite Element Method
  • Modeling Material Failure
  • Approximate Theories for Solids with special shapes - Rods,Beams,Plates and Shells

Also you got solved problems in each topic it covered here and FEA codes which can be used in MATLAB.

Not only you can find theory explanation on

Vectors and Matrices

Introduction to Tensors and their properties

Notation for Vector and Tensor operations

Vector and Tensor operations in Polar co-ordinates

Printed version of this book will be available soon. My special thanks to Professor Bower by providing this Applied Mechanics of Solid study material for free in Internet. Hope everyone will make use of this.