Category: Mechanics

  • Continuum Mechanics by D. S. Chandrasekharaiah and Lokenath Debnath (Auth.)

    By D. S. Chandrasekharaiah and Lokenath Debnath (Auth.)

    A close and self-contained textual content written for rookies, Continuum Mechanics bargains concise insurance of the elemental innovations, basic ideas, and purposes of continuum mechanics. with out sacrificing rigor, the transparent and easy mathematical derivations are made obtainable to loads of scholars with very little past historical past in good or fluid mechanics. With the inclusion of greater than 250 totally worked-out examples and 500 labored workouts, this e-book is sure to turn into a regular introductory textual content for college kids in addition to an necessary reference for pros.

    Key Features
    * presents a transparent and self-contained therapy of vectors, matrices, and tensors in particular adapted to the desires of continuum mechanics
    * Develops the strategies and rules universal to all components in strong and fluid mechanics with a typical notation and terminology
    * Covers the basics of elasticity idea and fluid mechanics
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  • A History of Mechanical Inventions by Abbott Payson Usher

    By Abbott Payson Usher

    "The ebook is with out peer in its field." — American Scientist
    In this thoroughly revised and enlarged variation of a vintage paintings within the heritage of know-how, a famous pupil explores the significance of technological innovation within the cultural and financial background of the West.
    Following an introductory dialogue of where of know-how in fiscal heritage, the writer deals a penetrating old research of social swap. inside of this context he develops a thought of invention according to Gestalt psychology and an idea of social evolution as non-stop improvement from antiquity to the current. Emphasis is put on the function of financial forces within the improvement of know-how, with clinical strategies additionally enjoying an incredible position in bringing approximately change.
    The latter a part of the publication makes a speciality of the construction and keep watch over of energy often, and particularly on a few vital operative mechanisms. hence we learn thought-provoking debts of the expertise of cloth manufacture from primitive occasions, of water wheels and windmills, water clocks, and mechanical clocks, and the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. the advance of printing is thoroughly studied, not just for its intrinsic curiosity, yet due to its significance for the background of technological know-how. different themes comprise the construction and alertness of strength (1500–1830), computer instruments and volume construction, the construction and distribution of energy on the grounds that 1832, and the position of Asia Minor as a resource of concepts which ruled the center a while and the trendy interval as well.
    Thoroughly researched and cogently reasoned, A historical past of Mechanical Inventions belongs within the library of a person drawn to the background of technology and invention, in addition to the connection of expertise to financial and social history.
    "Throughout the publication there's consistent facts of the author's large studying and sundry highbrow interests." — The big apple Times

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  • Practical Fracture Mechanics In Design by Arun Shukla

    By Arun Shukla

    Theoretical remedies of fracture mechanics abound within the literature. one of the first books to deal with this very important subject from an utilized viewpoint used to be the 1st version of functional Fracture Mechanics in layout. thoroughly up-to-date and extended to mirror contemporary advancements within the box, the second one version of this worthy reference concisely stories the entire fracture modes and layout methodologies wanted for regulate and prevention of structural disasters in mechanical parts. functional Fracture Mechanics in layout, moment variation starts with the historic improvement of the sphere, that's severe in realizing the origins and goal of a few of the methodologies and equations. The ebook is going directly to give you the basics, uncomplicated formulation, ordinary labored examples, and references with an emphasis on linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM). the writer additionally comprises case reviews and layout difficulties to elucidate the suggestions and clarify their program. New chapters conceal experimental equipment in fracture, fracture of composite fabrics, dynamic fracture, and submit mortem research of fracture surfaces. delivering even more than an easy advent to fracture mechanics, this serious, authoritative advisor offers easy-to-use and comprehend instruments in response to hands-on adventure in layout, emphasizing useful functions over seriously theoretical, rigorous mathematical derivations.
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  • Challenges in Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Volume by Bonnie Antoun

    By Bonnie Antoun

    Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, quantity 2 of the court cases of the 2015SEM Annual Conference& Exposition on Experimental and utilized Mechanics, the second one quantity of 9 from the convention, brings jointly contributions to this significant zone of analysis and engineering. the gathering offers early findings and case stories on basic and utilized features of Experimental Mechanics, together with papers within the following normal technical study parts:

    Time-dependence in steel fabrics

    Rate and Time Effects

    Additive Manufacturing

    General fabrics Response

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  • Modelling Rock Fracturing Processes: A Fracture Mechanics by Baotang Shen

    By Baotang Shen

    This textual content ebook offers the theoretical heritage of rock fracture mechanics and displacement discontinuity tools used for the modelling of geomechanical difficulties. the pc application FRACOD is used to examine the fracture difficulties, assessing fracture initiation and propagation in pressure (Mode I), shear (Mode II) and combined mode I and II of good intact or jointed geomaterials. The ebook additionally provides the basics of thermo-mechanical coupling and hydro-mechanical coupling. Formulations of a number of neighborhood mechanical, thermal and hydraulic capabilities, which enable analyses of fracture mechanics difficulties for constructions made up of brittle, rock-like fabrics, are supplied. additionally, instructive examples of code verification and purposes are presented.

    Additional material: The 2-D model of the FRACOD application, a handbook at the software and a wealth of verification examples of classical difficulties in physics, mechanics and hydromechanics can be found at http://extras.springer.com. various functions regarding civil, mining, petroleum and environmental engineering also are included.

    - the 1st textbook on hand on modelling of rock fracture propagation

    - Introduces readers to the basics of rock fracturing

    - makes use of a latest kind of instructing with conception, mathematical modelling and purposes in a single package

    - the elemental model of the FRACOD software program, guide, verification examples and functions can be found as extra material

    - The FRACOD software and handbook allow the readers to resolve fracture propagation difficulties all alone

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    Ki-Bok Min, division of power assets Engineering,

    College of Engineering, Seoul nationwide college, Korea

    “Challenging rock engineering purposes require severe stipulations of rigidity, temperature and hydraulic strain leading to rock fracturing to a diverse volume. The FRACOD is one in every of few computing device codes to be had in engineering rock mechanics which can simulate the initiation and propagation of fractures frequently interacting with usual fractures. Its strength has been considerably more desirable to incorporate the hydraulic and thermal fracturing with concerted interplay from multi-national study and companions. My adventure with the FRACOD is particularly confident and i'm sure that its already-excellent tune checklist will extend additional within the future."



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  • Contact Mechanics of Articular Cartilage Layers: Asymptotic by Ivan Argatov, Gennady Mishuris

    By Ivan Argatov, Gennady Mishuris

    This booklet provides a complete and unifying method of articular touch mechanics with an emphasis on frictionless touch interplay of skinny cartilage layers. the 1st a part of the e-book (Chapters 1–4) stories the result of asymptotic research of the deformational habit of skinny elastic and viscoelastic layers. A accomplished assessment of the literature is mixed with the authors’ unique contributions. The compressible and incompressible situations are taken care of individually with a spotlight on distinct strategies for asymptotic versions of frictionless touch for skinny transversely isotropic layers bonded to inflexible substrates formed like elliptic paraboloids. the second one half (Chapters five, 6, and seven) bargains with the non-axisymmetric touch of skinny transversely isotropic biphasic layers and offers the asymptotic modelling technique for tibio-femoral touch. The 3rd a part of the ebook involves bankruptcy eight, which covers touch difficulties for skinny bonded inhomogeneous transversely isotropic elastic layers and bankruptcy nine, which addresses a number of perturbational features in touch difficulties and introduces the sensitivity of articular touch mechanics.

    This booklet is meant for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars, researchers within the region of biomechanics, and engineers and thinking about the research and layout of thin-layer structures.

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  • Collected Papers of L. D. Landau by D. Ter Haar

    By D. Ter Haar

    Gathered Papers of L. D. Landau brings jointly the accumulated papers of L. D. Landau within the box of physics. The dialogue is split into the next sections: low-temperature physics (including superconductivity); solid-state physics; plasma physics; hydrodynamics; astrophysics; nuclear physics and cosmic rays; quantum mechanics; quantum box conception; and miscellaneous works. issues coated contain the intermediate nation of supraconductors; the absorption of sound in solids; the houses of metals at very low temperatures; and creation of showers through heavy debris.
    This quantity is made out of a hundred chapters and starts off with Landau's paper at the conception of the spectra of diatomic molecules, via his reports at the damping challenge in wave mechanics; quantum electrodynamics in configuration house; electron movement in crystal lattices; and the inner temperature of stars. a few of Landau's theories, similar to these of stars, strength move on collisions, part transitions, and particular warmth anomalies are mentioned. next chapters specialize in the constitution of the undisplaced scattering line; the delivery equation with regards to Coulomb interactions; scattering of sunshine via gentle; and the starting place of stellar power.
    This booklet should be a helpful source for physicists in addition to physics scholars and researchers.
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  • Wear and Contact Mechanics by Luis Rodríguez-tembleque

    By Luis Rodríguez-tembleque

    This publication involves the edited types of the papers awarded on the moment overseas convention on Computational tools in touch Mechanics, which was once held in Ferrara, Italy, July 11-13, 1995. the significance of touch mechanics to engineering layout has lengthy been famous. because of nice advances in trendy machine expertise and computational examining ideas, it truly is attainable to unravel complicated touch difficulties related to numerous our bodies. touch difficulties are computationally tough as they're inherently nonlinear. This nonlinearity is because of the relocating boundary and the lifestyles of friction alongside the touch surfaces. Papers inside of this publication current mechanical types together with rolling, impression, surprise and unilateral touch; numerical versions reminiscent of the finite aspect version, boundary aspect approach and essential equations; engineering purposes comparable to fracture mechanics and composite fabrics, in addition to mathematical types.
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