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Author Podio-Guidugli, Paolo, author.

Title Elasticity for geotechnicians : a modern exposition of Kelvin, Boussinesq, Flamant, Cerruti, Melan, and Mindlin problems / Paolo Podio-Guidugli, Antonino Favata.

Published Cham : Springer, [2013?]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 178 pages) : illustrations.
Series Solid mechanics and its applications, 0925-0042 ; volume 204
Solid mechanics and its applications ; v.204.
Contents One-Dimensional Paradigms -- Part I. Preliminaries -- Elements of Linear Elasticity -- Geometric and Analytic Tools -- Part II. Three Classical Problems: Flamant's, Boussinesq's, and Kelvin's -- The Flamant Problem -- The Boussinesq Problem -- The Kelvin Problem -- Part III. Three Other Problems: Melan's, Mindlin's, and Cerruti's -- The Melan and Mindlin Problems -- The Cerruti Problem.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book deals in a modern manner with a family of named problems from an old and mature subject, classical elasticity. These problems are formulated over either a half or the whole of a linearly elastic and isotropic two- or three-dimensional space, subject to loads concentrated at points or lines. The discussion of each problem begins with a careful examination of the prevailing symmetries, and proceeds with inverting the canonical order, in that it moves from a search for balanced stress fields to the associated strain and displacement fields. The book, although slim, is fairly well self-contained; the only prerequisite is a reasonable familiarity with linear algebra (in particular, manipulation of vectors and tensors) and with the usual differential operators of mathematical physics (gradient, divergence, curl, and Laplacian); the few nonstandard notions are introduced with care. Support material for all parts of the book is found in the final Appendix.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 24, 2013).
Other author Favata, Antonino, author.
Subject Elasticity.
Elasticity -- Mathematical models.
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Solids
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319012582 (electronic bk.)
3319012584 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-01258-2