By W. Michael Lai, Erhard Krempl, David Rubin

ISBN-10: 0750685603

ISBN-13: 9780750685603

Continuum Mechanics is a department of actual mechanics that describes the macroscopic mechanical habit of good or fluid fabrics thought of to be continually allotted. it's primary to the fields of civil, mechanical, chemical and bioengineering. This time-tested textual content has been used for over 35 years to introduce junior and senior-level undergraduate engineering scholars, in addition to graduate scholars, to the elemental rules of continuum mechanics and their functions to genuine engineering difficulties. The textual content starts with a close presentation of the coordinate invariant volume, the tensor, brought as a linear transformation. this is often then via the formula of the kinematics of deformation, huge in addition to very small, the outline of stresses and the elemental legislation of continuum mechanics. As purposes of those legislation, the behaviors of sure fabric idealizations (models) together with the elastic, viscous and viscoelastic fabrics, are presented.

This new version bargains elevated assurance of the subject material either when it comes to information and contents, offering higher flexibility for both a one or two-semester path in both continuum mechanics or elasticity. even though this present version has elevated the insurance of the subject material, it however makes use of an identical procedure as that during the sooner variants - that you will disguise complex subject matters in an straightforward method that move from basic to complicated, utilizing a wealth of illustrative examples and difficulties. it truly is, and may stay, some of the most available textbooks in this hard engineering subject.

• considerably multiplied assurance of elasticity in bankruptcy five, together with ideas of a few 3-D difficulties in accordance with the basic strength features process.

• New part on the finish of bankruptcy four dedicated to the essential formula of the sector equations

• Seven new appendices seem on the finish of the proper chapters to aid make every one bankruptcy extra self-contained

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5) Geometrical interpretation of rv will be given later in connection with the deformation of a continuum (Chapter 3). 29 DIVERGENCE OF A VECTOR FIELD AND DIVERGENCE OF A TENSOR FIELD Let v(r) be a vector field. The divergence of v(r) is defined to be a scalar field given by the trace of the gradient of v. 29 Divergence of a Vector Field and Divergence of a Tensor Field 51 Let T(r) be a tensor field. 1 Let a ¼ aðrÞ and a ¼ aðrÞ. Show that divðaaÞ ¼ adiv a þ ðrvÞ Á a. Solution Let b ¼ aa. 5), À Á @ aTij @a @Tij div ðaTÞ ¼ ei ¼ Tij ei þ a ei ¼ TðraÞ þ a div T: @xj @xj @xj À Á *We note that the Cartesian components of the third-order tensor M rT ¼ r Tij ei ej are @Tij =@xk : In terms of M ¼ Mijk ei ej ek ; div T is a vector given by Mijj ei .

34 Let T and S be any two tensors. Show that (a) TT is a tensor, (b) TT þ ST ¼ ðT þ SÞT , and (c) ðTSÞT ¼ ST TT . 35 For arbitrary tensors T and S, without relying on the component form, prove that (a) ðTÀ1 ÞT ¼ ðTT ÞÀ1 and (b) ðTSÞÀ1 ¼ SÀ1 TÀ1 . 36 Let fei g and fei0 g be two rectangular Cartesian base vectors. (a) Show that if ei0 ¼ Qmi em , then ei ¼ Qim em0 . (b) Verify Qmi Qmj ¼ dij ¼ Qim Qjm . 37 The basis fei0 g is obtained by a 30 counterclockwise rotation of the fei g basis about the e3 axis.

39 The matrix of a tensor T with respect to the basis fei g is 2 3 1 5 À5 ½T ¼ 4 5 0 0 5: À5 0 1 0 0 0 Find T11 ; T12 and T31 with respect to a right-handed basis fei0 g where e10 is in the direction of Àe2 þ 2e3 0 and e2 is in the direction of e1. , ½Te 0 where fei0 g is obtained by a 90 righti hand rotation about the e3 axis and (b) obtain Tii0 and the determinant jTij0 j and compare them with Tii and jTij j. 41 The dot product of two vectors a ¼ ai ei and b ¼ bi ei is equal to ai bi . Show that the dot product is a scalar invariant with respect to orthogonal transformations of coordinates.

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