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Advanced Finite Plasticity Textbooks

While reading the article

"An alternative approach to finite plasticity based on material isomorphisms " (1999) by Prof. Bertram, the first thing that attracted my attention was the quote [by Prof. Naghdi (late)]:

 “there is some degree of disagreements on nearly all of the main constitutive ingredients and features of plasticity in the presence of finite deformation... Some of the issues of disagreements are of basic and fundamental importance.”

Fundation of Fracture Theory <断裂理论基础>

Actually, I don't know much about Fracture Mechanics. This is the book that my previous teach in Beijing Inst of Tech recommended it to me. I think it is good.

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Some books on Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics, Fundamentals and Applications, T.L. Anderson, CRC Press, 3rd Ed., 2004.

This book is in line with what Zhigang is teaching in class. Because Kejie and Widusha have already recommended this book, I would like to introduce you some other books as well as a different approach to cracks and Fracture Mechanics.

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ES247: Fracture Mechanics, Fundamentals and Applications. 3rd Edition

The book I recommend for reading is Fracture mechanics: fundamentals and applications, by T.L.Anderson, 3rd edition, 2005. I first saw this book on the top list of reading materials of Brown U. When I have it I found so pleasent to read through it. Here is the short-list of its content

Chapter 1: Introduction: History and overview

Chapter 2:Fundamental concepts: linear elastic fracture mechanics

Chapter 3: Elastic-plastic mechanics

Chapter 4: Dynamic and time-dependent fracture

Chapter 5: Material behavior: Fracture mechanics in metals

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Dynamic fracture mechanics

Dynamic fracture mechanics is written by a very well known professro-L B Freund. Honestly, I have only read a small part of the book. However, I recommend this book because after reading this book, you can learn many things which haven't be touched in the class, as stated by Zhigang in the beginning of the class.

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Atomistic Modeling of Materials Failure by M. J. Buehler

This book is an introduction to molecular and atomistic modeling techniques applied to solid deformation and fracture.  Focusing on various brittle, ductile and geometrically confined materials, this book includes computational methods at the atomistic scale, and describes how these techniques can be used to model the dynamics of crack, dislocations and other deformation mechanisms.

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Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics by David Broek

I think this book is a good complement to the course Fracture Mechanics ES 247. There are several reasons:

Bending and 2D Elasticity: Going Back in Time

The following is a (relatively minor) question which had occurred to me more than two decades ago. By now I have forgotten precisely when it was... It could have been when I was in my TE (third year engineering) at COEP. ... Or, perhaps, it was later on, when I as at IIT Madras (studying stress analysis on my own). ... I don't remember precisely when it occurred to me, only *how* it did---it was when I was poring over the first part of Dieter's book.

Mechanics of Materials by F.P. Beer, E.R. Russell Johnston Jr. and J.T. DeWolf

Mechanics of Materials is the book I used for my undergraduate course in strength of materials and it helped me understand the basics, and hence my selection. 

The outline is as follows:

Ch. 1: Introduction -  concepts of stress

Ch. 2: Stress and strain - axial loading

Ch. 3: Torsion

Ch. 4: Pure bending

Ch. 5: Analysis and design of beams for bending

Ch. 6: Shearing stresses in beams and thin-walled members

Ch. 7: Transformations of stress and strain

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ES 240 Homework 16

* Title of the post: Theory of Elasticity by S.P. Timoshenko and J.N. Goodier



* If there are already helpful reviews of the book online, please make a hyperlink in your

post to the web page of the review. (

Stress and Strain: Basic Concepts of Continuum Mechanics for Geologists

This book begins by describing real life examples of mechanical states of different materials.  The book next discusses stress.  This discussion includes force, mohr circles, tensor components of stress, and stress fields.  Next strain is discussed.  This ranges from measuring deformation to tensor components of infinite and finite strain.  The book concludes by outlining different material behaviors.  These include Hookean behavior and Newtonian behavior.  This last section also discusses energy consumed in deformation.

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HW 15

Title: Theory of Plates and Shells

Author:  Stephen P. Tomoshenko and S. Woinowsky-Krieger


Chapter 1: Bending of long rectangular plates to a cylindrical surface .

Chapter 2: Pure bending of plates.

Chapter 3: Symmetrical bending of circular plates

Chapter 4: Small deflections of laterally loaded plates

Chapter 5: Simply supported rectangular plates

Chapter 6: Rectangular plates with various edge conditions

Chapter 7: Continuous rectangular plates

Chapter 8: Plates on elastic foundation

15. Recommend a textbook that you think will help students in this course

Theory of Elasticity by Landau and Lifshitz.

1 fundamental equations
2 the equilibrium of rods and plates
3 elastic waves
4 dislocations
5 thermal conduction and viscosity in solids
6 mechanics of liquid crystals

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ES 240 - Sun Min Jung Q15

If I were to recommend one textbook that will help students in this course it would obviously be the "Theory of Elasticity" by Timoshenko and Goodier. But you could have found that out by simply looking at the course syllabus, so I will also recommend the following books that are helpful in other areas of the course: "Mathematical Phyiscs" by Kusse and Westwig, "Mechanics of Materials" by Beer and Johnson, and "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" by Greenberg.


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