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**Introductory Mechanics of Materials/Material Behavior**

- Introductory Mechanics of Materials, M. A. Vable, Michigan Tech.
- Intermediate Mechanics of Materials , M. A. Vable, Michigan Tech.
- Materials of Engineering Laboratory, Eyassu Woldesenbet and Henry Tan, Louisiana State University.
- Statics (Homework Sets) , Jacob Lubliner, UC Berkeley.
- Mechanics of Materials , Jacob Lubliner, UC Berkeley.
- Elements of Structures, Simona Socrate, MIT

**Continuum Mechanics**

- Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, Paul Naghdi, UC Berkeley.
- Solid Mechanics textbook, A.F. Bower, Brown University
- Continuum Mechanics, Don Carlson, UIUC
- Items developed for teaching, James R. Rice, Harvard University
- ES 240 Solid Mechanics, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University.
- EN 175 Advanced Mechanics of Solids, H. Gao and A. F. Bower, Brown University (
*needs Java/Internet Explorer*). - EN 222 Mechanics of Solids II, A. F. Bower, Brown University (
*needs Java/Internet Explorer*). - Large deformation kinematics, Rebecca Brannon, University of Utah.

**Elasticity**

- Lecture Notes on the Mechanics of Elastic Solids, Rohan Abeyaratne, MIT
- EN 224 Linear Elasticity, A. F. Bower, Brown University (
*needs Java/Internet Explorer*). - Introduction to Elasticity, Wikiversity .

**Plasticity**

- Plasticity Theory, Jacob Lubliner, UC Berkeley.

**Viscoelasticity**

- Linear viscoelasticity, David Roylance, MIT.
- Viscoelasticity, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University

**Poroelasticity**

- Poroelasticity, James R. Rice, Harvard University
- Fundamentas of Poroelasticity, Emmanuel Detournay and Alexander H.-D. Cheng
- Poroelasticity, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University

**Fracture Mechanics**

- Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics, J.W. Hutchinson, Harvard University.
- Fracture Mechanics, Alan Zehnder, Cornell University
- Introduction to Fracture Mechanics, C.H. Wang
- Fracture Mechanics, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University
- ES 242r Fracture Mechanics of Thin Films and Composite Materials, John W. Hutchinson and Zhigang Suo, Harvard University
- Fracture Mechanics, Rui Huang, University of Texas at Austin

**Stability**

- Stability of Media and Structures, John R.Willis, The University of Cambridge
- Instabilities, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University

**Evolving structures**

- Evolving small structures, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University

**Biomechanics**

- Summer course on cell mechano-sensitivity (slides and videos), Univerity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

**Soft Materials**

- ES 241 Advanced Elasticity, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University.
- Mechanics of Soft Materials, Konstantin Volokh, Technion

**Thin Films and Layered Materials**

- Mechanical Properties of Thin Films, William D. Nix, Stanford University
- Fracture Mechanics of Thin Films and Multilayers, John W. Hutchinson, Harvard University
- Mixed-Mode Cracking in Layered Materials, John W. Hutchinson and Zhigang Suo
- Reliability of Interconnect Structures, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University

**Composites and Metamaterials**

- Mechanics of Composites, John R. Willis, The University of Cambridge
- Waves in Composites and Metamaterials, Graeme W. Milton and Biswajit Banerjee, University of Utah.

**Shape Memory Materials**

- Theory of Martensitic Microstructure and the Shape Memory Effect , Kaushik Bhattacharya, CalTech.

Thermodynamics

- Thermodynamics and Chemistry, Howard DeVoe, University of Maryland.

**Statistical Mechanics**

- Statistical Mechanics by James P. Sethna, Cornell University (this has actually been published as a book).
- Statistical Mechanics, Zhigang Suo, Harvard University.

**Computational Physics/Mechanics**

- Computational Physics, R. J. Gonsalves, SUNY Buffalo (
*the earliest notes are at the bottom of the page)*. - Computational Physics, Franz J. Vesely, University of Vienna (
*the jsmath version works - may need installation of new fonts*).

**Finite Elements**

- Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures, Video Lectures, Klaus-Jurgen Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I, Klaus-Jurgen Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids II, Klaus-Jurgen Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Finite Elements in One Dimension , N. Sukumar, University of California at Davis.
- Introductory Finite Element Analysis , Carlos Felippa, University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Introduction to Finite Elements , M. A. Vable, Michigan Tech.
- Advanced Finite Element Analysis , Carlos Felippa, University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis , Carlos Felippa, University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Nonlinear Finite Elements , Biswajit Banerjee, University of Utah.

**Mathematics for Mechanics**

- Quick Introduction to Tensor Analysis , R. A. Shapirov, Samizdat Free Press.
- Elementary vector and tensor analysis for Engineers, Rebecca Brannon , University of Utah.
- Rotations, Rebecca Brannon , University of Utah.
- Curvilinear coordinates, Rebecca Brannon , University of Utah.
- Linear Algebra Done Wrong , Sergei Treil, Brown University.
- Introduction to Vectors and Tensors , Vol. 1, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Vol. 2, Vector and Tensor Analysis, Ray M. Bowen and C.-C. Wang, Texas A&M University.
- Linear Algebra , MIT Open Courseware, Instructor: Gilbert Strang, MIT.
- Lecture Notes on The Mechanics of Elastic Solids, Volume 1. A Brief Review of Some Mathematical Preliminaries , Rohan Abeyaratne, MIT.

**Classical Physics**

- Ph 136 Applications of Classical Physics , Kip Thorne, Caltech.

**Quantum Mechanics/Chemistry**

- Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple, videos of three lectures by Hans Bethe, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1967.
- Quantum Mechanics for Engineers ,
Florida State University**Leon van Dommelen**, - Quantum Chemistry , S. M. Blinder, UMich.

**Other Lecture Note Collections**

- Civil Engineer Applied Mechanics Lecture Notes Collection .
- MIT Open Courseware.
- World Lecture Hall from University of Texas, Austin.
- Erudix - Online repository of Lecture notes/Theses/Papers.

**Other E-book Collections**

- IMSC Library - e-books on all aspects of mathematics.
- Samizdat Press - a press for the free distribution of books.

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## E-book on Sustainable energy use

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## Notes outside the imechanica community

The following is a series of FEA courses @ the University of Boulder, Colorado. I have read some of them and the look nice.

Introductory FEM http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/IFEM.d/

Advanced FEM http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/AFEM.d/

Nonlinear FEM http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/NFEM.d/

For those interested in Mesh generation http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/meshgeneration.html

The tensor analysis notes from Rebecca Brannon are fine, provided you have the time to read through all the volumes. The following notes from Bashkir state univerisity (Russia) can be used for a short yet very general coverage of tensors. http://samizdat.mines.edu/tensors/ShR6b.pdf Much of the lesson is in the excercises.

The MIT open courseware website provides links to a lot of lecture notes and videos of some courses. http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html The 'world lecture hall' is a similar service hosted at UT Austin. http://web.austin.utexas.edu/wlh/browse.cfm

The following page has links to a collection of notes on applied/engineering mechanics http://civilengineer.webinfolist.com/mechanics.htm

An e-library for math and mathematical physics (quite comprehensive) http://www.imsc.res.in/library/library/maths-ebook.php

## Links...

1. Brown University

H. Gao and A. F. Bower

EN175: Advanced Mechanics of Solids

http://www.engin.brown.edu/courses/En175

A. F. Bower

EN222: Mechanics of Solids II

http://www.engin.brown.edu/courses/En222/

EN224: Linear Elasticity

http://www.engin.brown.edu/courses/en224/

2. M V Vable at MichiganTech

http://www.me.mtu.edu/~mavable/

See the section "Educational Material" for the following three links

Introductory course of Mechanics of Materials

http://www.me.mtu.edu/~mavable/Spring03/mom_slides.html

Intermediate Mechanics of Materials

http://www.me.mtu.edu/~mavable/MEEM4150/Slides/inter_mom_slides.html

Introduction to Finite Element Method

http://www.me.mtu.edu/~mavable/MEEM4405/MEEM4405.html

May be more, later...

## Physics and Computational Physics Links...

PHYSICSKip S. Thorne, CalTechhttp://www.its.caltech.edu/~kip/scripts/courses.html

PH 136: Applications of Classical Physics (It has a section on elasticity. Also, do check out the "concept-based outline of the book"):

http://www.pma.caltech.edu/Courses/ph136/yr2004/

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICSR. J. Gonsalves, SUNY at Buffalohttp://www.physics.buffalo.edu/gonsalves/

PHY 410-505 Computational Physics I

http://www.physics.buffalo.edu/phy410-505/lec.html

PHY 411-506 Spring 2001 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS II

http://www.physics.buffalo.edu/gonsalves/phy411-506_spring01/lectures.html

Franz Vesely, Univ. of Vienna

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Franz.Vesely/Introduction to Computational Physics

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Franz.Vesely/cp0102/index.html

May be more, later...

## Updates

I have updated the links to Rebecca Brannon's notes to reflect their new locations. The link to my notes on Elasticity have also been updated. Following Eric' s lead on wiki based content, I've converted the content of my course into wiki form. The new location is in Wikiversity at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Elasticity .

There are many gaps in my notes that need to be filled. I felt that moving them to Wikiversity would make these notes more widely available and more useful. Please go to the wiki page and add content to the links marked in red. Also feel free to add, modify and clarify the content.

As the Fall semeste/quarter comes up, it will be particularly useful if a few of the students on iMechanica were to add content to Wikiversity based on what you have learned in your courses.

I am particularly interested in where the wiki idea leads us and whether online learning is possible. I would love to see students come up with lesson plans for the Elasticity course that can take the content and break it up into digestible bits. I would also like to see students suggest assignments that are appropriate for a beginner.

See you at Wikiversity !

## Computational Solid Mechanics

Anyone who finds my course notes on computational solid mechanics useful is welcome to download them.

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## Notes in Fracture mechanics, fem textbook, fem in matlab, bem..

Look up this site for many notes/textbooks on different topics in mechanics and non mechanics too.

http://lovecalc0.tripod.com/engineering6.htmlH wang

## Refrain from posting copy righted material

We have been posting lecture notes and other material from the internet here, but the have been freely available ones.

Sharing copyrighted ones is illegal and will also spoil the reputation of this forum. Okay I know there are thousands of other ways to get them online and we won't be helping the copyright holders much by refraining from doing it here. But still let us keep this forum professional and ethical.

This is the second time(including the comment just above) that I came across such a thing in imechanica and felt like speaking against it before it becomes a trend.

Mind you some of the authors of those pirated materials are the same people we are trying to convince into participating in this forum.

Cheers

## Rights: I second...

Thanks, Temesgen, for alerting.

I first downloaded a couple of notes which seemed OK. But then, I also noticed Broek's book, and so began suspecting. After your clarification, I have deleted the book from my disk now.

And, of course, I second your general appeal too.

## Are there recommendated

Are there recommendated books/lecture notes about fatigue mechanics, and damage mechanics, wear and corrosion available?

## Quantum Mechanics Links...

QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

S. M. Blinder,University of Michiganhttp://www.umich.edu/~chem461

QUANTUM MECHANICSLeon van Dommelen,Florida State Universityhttp://www.eng.fsu.edu/~dommelen/

Fundamental Quantum Mechanics for Engineers

http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~dommelen/research/nano/quantum/

PS:I do not necessarily agree with everything in these notes. In particular, I have been developing a *local* theory of quantum physics whereas what these notes give is the standard or mainstream view, and the latter is invaribly global in nature. (My work has, in a sense, just begun.) However, within the mainstream view, I do find that the above notes are the most simply, most straight-forwardly, or otherwise most helpfully written.

Both these sets are easily accessible to the non-physics majoring students, e.g., students of engineering. The first set comes from a chemist but is very easily accessible to the UG student of engineering. The second set is, in fact, written by a mechanical engineer--a CFD expert--himself. It's written for the advanced undergraduate or the beginning graduate student of mechanical engineering.

May be more, later!

## meshfree analysis

Sir,

can I get access to som lecture notes on meshfree analysis and its programming in matlab.

jeetender singh kushawaha

## meshfree analysis

Sir,

can I get access to som lecture notes on meshfree analysis and its programming in matlab.

jeetender singh kushawaha

## Re: meshfree analysis

Jeetender singh kushawaha,

There is a book that might be useful for you:

Meshfree Approximation Methods with MATLAB

Alejandro A. Ortiz

## newmark time approximation

i want to have fortran codes of newmark time approximation please help me.

## Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids (MIT)

Dear Zhigang,

I would like to recommend an online course material (Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids).

This course was taught by Professor Bathe at MIT and now is available freely through MIT Open CourseWare website:

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/2-094Spring-2008/Course...

Thank you.

Best regards,

Jung W. Hong

## Re: Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids (MIT)

Dear Jung: This couse is now added to the post. Thank you.

## Finite element analysis of solids and fluids

This course page is not found in ocw. Can u pleese tell me where I can find those lectures.

Regards

Farah

## efg1d

Sir, Dr Dolbow's codes are very helpful, may i post the modified code applied to tapered shaft.

jeetender

## This link

This link works.

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-094-finite-element-analysis-of-solids-and-fluids-spring-2008/

Azadeh

## Computational Solid Mechanics

Anyone who finds my course notes on computational solid mechanics useful is welcome to download them. They're at:

http://eng.moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=40

Regards,

Ron.

## Professor Noll's work

http://www.math.cmu.edu/~wn0g/noll/

These are a number of research papers and textbooks by Prof. W. Noll. I suppose they definitely deserve to be here.

Prashant Saxena

## Updates of FE lectures by Professor Bathe at MIT

Dear Zhigang,

The link to the "Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids<http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/2-094Spring-2008/Course... on this page is not working any more.

In fact, the course has two parts, and both are available now.

Could you please update the links?

Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I

<http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-093-finite-element-a...

Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids II

<http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-094-finite-element-a...

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Jung W. Hong

--

Jung-Wuk Hong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Michigan State University

3567 Engineering Building

East Lansing, MI 48824

## Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures

Two video courses of "Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures" are available in MIT Open CourseWare. Both courses were taught by Professor K.J. Bathe at MIT. The first course covers linear analysis, and the second course is for nonlinear analysis.

The link is:

http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-2-002-finite-element-procedures-for-sol...

Jung W. Hong

--

Jung-Wuk Hong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Michigan State University

3567 Engineering Building

East Lansing, MI 48824

## Programming in Finite element method

HI

I am looking for lectures notes or videos for "Programming in Finite element method " ..

also in "aerospace structures"

thanks in advance

## Video course on Experimental Stress Analysis

Prof. K. Ramesh IIT Madras, India

## The links not got uploaded

I have given 41 hrs of lecture on Experimental Stress Analysis as a Video course Under the auspices of NPTEL. The course is available free to download from the following site

Link for the lecture

http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/courses/112106068/1

To simplify navigation of the course a pdf file is created which provides the course content with relavant links for each of the lectures.

Link for the file to download the Video course content plus links.

http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/downloads/112106068/

This may be of interest to some.

Prof. K. Ramesh IIT Madras, India

## Lecture Notes on Micromechanics

Dear iMechanica moderators,

I just recently wrote a post on a set of lectures notes and accompanying code on micromechanics and homogenization. But I now noticed the note at the top of this page and wanted to give a link to the post here for your examination. The lecture material is presently on an external website. I would be happy to upload the material on this website if the content is found helpful.

Best regards,

İlker

## These are a number of research

These are a number of research papers and textbooks by Prof. W. Noll. I suppose they definitely deserve to be here.

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## These are a number of research papers and textbooks

These are a number of researchPermalink Submitted by ponjenku on Sun, 2013-09-01 05:54.

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## These are a number of research papers and textbooks

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## Books/Notes on Dynamics of Structures

Hello,

Can anyone specify good books on Dynamics of structures and hydrodynamics?

Thanks.

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Best regards

Dr. Shiva M Pingle

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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## Books/Notes on Dynamics of Structures

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## University of Michigan Continuum Physics and FEM online lectures

As part of

Open.Michigan,Continuum PhysicsandFinite Element Methodlectures offered byare now available online on youtube and open.umich.edu. Lectures on Continuum Physics:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhG_d-Sp_JHvh47eZ8fSuUCUdp86i__y http://open.umich.edu/education/engin/continuum-physics/2013 Introduction to Finite Element Methods:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJhG_d-Sp_JHKVRhfTgDqbic_4MHpltXZ http://open.umich.edu/education/engin/intro-finite-element-methods/2013Prof. Krishna Garikipati## Any Lecture or something about periodic boundary conditions

Any Lecture or something about periodic boundary conditions please ? I am in urgent need of it

## Can anyone specify good books on Dynamics of structures

Hello,

Can anyone specify good books on Dynamics of structures and hydrodynamics?

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## strength of materials

while calculating shear stresses in beams,what is the meaning of average shear stree?