Fundamentals Of Continuum Mechanics.pdf
A concise introductory course text on continuum mechanics Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics focuses on the fundamentals of the subject and provides the background for formulation of numerical methods for large deformations and a wide range of material behaviours. It aims to provide the foundations for further study, not just of these subjects, but also the formulations for much more complex material behaviour and their implementation computationally. This book is divided into 5 parts, covering mathematical preliminaries, stress, motion and deformation, balance of mass, momentum and energy, and ideal constitutive relations and is a suitable textbook for introductory graduate courses for students in mechanical and civil engineering, as well as those studying material science, geology and geophysics and biomechanics. A concise introductory course text on continuum mechanics Covers the fundamentals of continuum mechanics Uses modern tensor notation Contains problems and accompanied by a companion website hosting solutions Suitable as a textbook for introductory graduate courses for students in mechanical and civil engineering
John W. Rudnicki received his bachelor, masters and PhD degrees from Brown University, the last in 1977. He has been on the faculty of Northwestern University since 1981, where he is now Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has been awarded the Biot Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Brown Engineering Alumni Medal, the Daniel C. Drucker Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science. His research has been primarily in geomechanics, specifically the inelastic behavior and failure of geomaterials. He has been especially interested in deformation instabilities in brittle rocks and granular media, including their interactions with pore fluids, with applications to the mechanics of earthquakes and environment- and resource-related geomechanics.