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Collected Works of J.D. Eshelby

Pradeep Sharma's picture

Perhaps a post has already been made in this regard; A book containing all the papers by J.D. Eshelby was recently released by Springer. This book is compiled by Markenscoff and Gupta. Congratulations to both of them for such a great idea!

I bought this book last week and it is fascinating to read all of Eshelby's papers in chronological order. Furthermore, I found a few papers that I had not even been aware of. The price, at roughly $195 on Amazon is a bit steep but (in my opinion) well worth it. The book also contains forewords by several researcher who knew Eshelby personally.

Here is the amazon link to this book


Zhigang Suo's picture

Thanks you Pradeep for the pointer. Jim Rice told me about this book early this year, but I didn't know that it's out. I just ordered one for myself, and requested that Harvard Library order one.

I fixed your hyperlink. It is unsightly and serves no purpose to display a long URL. Please learn about making a hyperlink, so you can teach others.

I also added a few tags. You can always change them.


In this blog, the discussions, information among others are extremely helpful and fruitfull. Are there matlab/mathematica type implementations of such codes (Eshelby's plastic inclusion in 3D) out there so that one could experiment with and help with the visualization...?

Just to give a bit of a background information. I am fairly new to the subject: Eshelby's solution. Recently I came across a a paper:The role of elastic contrast on the strain energy and the stress state of a spheroidal inclusion with a general eigenstrain state... Fischer And a quick search on google took me to this page. I am focusing on the stress state within the inclusion and somehow relating it to the fracturing behavior... Let's say I have a plastic, ellipsoidal inclusion inside an infinite elastic matrix and I am applying a bending moment.... How will the inclusion behave?? What will be the stress state? 

Does this sound interesting or totally nonsense?

Once again, great blog, great minds... All the best... 

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