Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 1-7
  3. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 8-32
  4. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 33-55
  5. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 56-82
  6. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 83-115
  7. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 116-147
  8. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 148-189
  9. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 190-224
  10. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 225-268
  11. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 269-298
  12. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 299-336
  13. D. W. A. Rees
    Pages 337-368
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 369-396

About this book


Written with the aim of broadening the subject base, this book focuses on those areas where topics in mechnaical, aeronautical and civil engineering employ common principles. Theoretical topics in solid mechanics are illustrated through many worked examples and exercises chosen to assist the reader in recognising the necessary problem solving techniques. The book is therefore suitable for both single discipline and broad-based courses that include mechanics as applied in engineering and design. The underlying theme is to show how the load carrying capacity of materials and structures used in engineering may be determined.


elasticity material mechanics solid stress torsion

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing and Engineering SystemsBrunel UniversityUK

About the authors

DAVID REES has more than 20 years' experience of teaching mechanics, structures, materials and engineering design in the UK and overseas. He is also the author or co-author of more than 60 papers on topics in stress analysis, plasticity, creep, fatigue and fracture. Since 1985 he has lectured in the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Systems, Brunel University, where he is a senior lecturer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basic Solid Mechanics
  • Authors D.W.A. Rees
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66609-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14161-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 408
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
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