A Course in Elasticity

  • B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke

Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 1-28
  3. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 29-47
  4. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 48-55
  5. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 56-80
  6. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 81-134
  7. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 135-200
  8. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 201-275
  9. B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    Pages 276-321
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 322-333

About this book


This book is based on lecture notes of the late Professor de Veubeke. The subject is presented at a level suitable for graduate students in engineering, physics, or mathematics. Some exposure to linear algebra, complex analysis, variational calculus, or basic continuum mechanics would be helpful. The first third of the book contains the fundamentals of the theory of elasticity. Kinematics of continuous media, the notions of stress and equilibrium, conservation of energy, 'and the elastic constitutive law are each treated first in a nonlinear context, then specialized to the linear case. The remainder of the book is given to three classic applications of the theory, each supplemented by original re­ sults based on the use of complex variables. Each one of the three topics - Saint-Venant's theory of prismatic beams, plane deformations, and the bending of plates - is first pre­ sented and analyzed in general, then rounded out with numerous specific and sometimes novel examples. The following notational conventions are generally in force, except where noted to the contrary: lower case boldface letters denote vectors or triples of Cartesian co­ ordinates, upper case boldface letters denote 3 x 3 matrices, repeated lower case Latin subscripts are summed over (1,2,3), and non-repeated lower case Latin subscripts are assumed to range over (1,2,3).


Calculation Elastizität Finite Invariant algebra calculus equation function mathematics mechanics variable

Authors and affiliations

  • B. M. Fraeijs de Veubeke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Liege and LouvainBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90428-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6226-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-5452
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