qThis textbook in its second revised and enlarged edition offers a unified presentation of the theories and practical design principles common to all branches of solid and fluid mechanics. Its design should be appealing to beginning graduate students and practitioners as well as to advanced undergraduates. It will be useful for courses in Mechanics of Fluids, Mechanics of Solids, Continuum Mechanics, and, to a certain extent, Strength of Materials, Structural Mechanics, and Dynamics given at Mechanical, Civil, Structural, and Aeronautical Engineering Departments. A profound knowledge of applied mechanics as presented in this book may help to meet the challenges that the engineering community has to face in the modern world of high technology.q qThe chapters of the book are arranged in a way that preserves a natural sequence of thoughts and reflections. Within each chapter, however, the presentation proceeds from the undergraduate level through the intermediate level and eventually to the graduate level. It is, therefore, a textbook, designed for classroom teaching or self-study, but it is of no less interest to practitioners who appreciate an up-to-date synopsis of the workable principles of solid and fluid mechanics combined with illustrative examples. The laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy are considered for both material and control volumes. Elastostatics includes thermal stress analysis and is extended to linear viscoelasticity by means of the correspondence principle. The Ritz-Galerkin approximation is worked out in some detail up to the Finite Element Method. Uniquely, both small and large structures are considered. Modal analysis of dynamic systems is emphasized. The text includes discussions of both theory and applications. Classical as well as contemporary approaches are presented. Based on Technische Mechanik der festen und flussigen Korper, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, 1985, this second English edition has been revised throughout, and now includes, as a fourteenth chapter, an extensive selection of problems conveniently arranged in order of the text.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reservedfrom reviews of the first edition aquot;This book is a comprehensive treatise... with a significant application to structural mechanics_ the author has provided sufficient applications of the theoretical principles_ such a connection between ...

Title | : | Mechanics of Solids and Fluids |

Author | : | Franz Ziegler |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 1995-01-01 |

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