Best Reference Books – Advanced Mechanics of Materials

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Advanced Mechanics of Materials subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Advanced Mechanics of Materials along with reviews.

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1. “Advanced Mechanics of Materials” by Arthur P Boresi and Richard J Schmidt

“Advanced Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: It is designed for the students of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aero-space engineering, and for undergraduate and graduate students also. This book discusses plasticity, creep, fracture, mechanics, flat plates, high cycle fatigue, contact stresses and finite elements. It discusses the study of the behaviour of structural members and the development of design and failure criteria. The topics which are discussed in this book are elementary mechanics of materials, stress-strain relations, failure and limits on design, inelastic material behaviour, application of energy materials, etc. It not only covers the theoretical principles but it also covers the practical applications of the theories which are discussed in the book.

2. “Advanced Mechanics Of Materials” by Kumar

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“Advanced Mechanics Of Materials” Book Review: It is designed for the students of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aero-space engineering. The topics which are covered in this book are theories of failure, elastic strain energy, energy methods, Springs, Unsymmetrical bending, flexural axis and Shear center, curved beams, thick walled cylinder, theory of Elasticity problems in Cartesian coordinates, problems in polar coordinates, bending of asymmetrical plates. Along with the theoretical part it also covers the practical applications of the theories provided in this book.

3. “Advanced Mechanics of Materials” by William B Bickford

“Advanced Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aero-space engineering. It also discusses the theory that stresses the basic ideas of equilibrium, deformation, and material behavior. It covers the practical applications of theories which are covered in this book.

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4. “Mechanics of Advanced Materials (Engineering Materials)” by Vadim V Silberschmidt and Valery P Matveenko

“Mechanics of Advanced Materials (Engineering Materials)” Book Review: It is designed for the students of mechanical engineering. This book focuses on metallic glasses, metamaterials, special composites, piezoelectric smart structures, nonwovens, etc. The topics which are discussed in this book are deformation and damage of thermally bonded nonwoven networks, mechanical properties and performance, optimization of the damping properties of electro-viscoelastic objects, crystalline deformation in the small scale etc. Theoretical portions and practical applications are also covered in this book.

5. “ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: THEORY OF ELASTICITY” by JAI SHANKAR V P
6. “Quantam Mechanics and Path Integrals (Dover Books on Physics)” by Richard P Feynman and A R Hibbs

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“Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals (Dover Books on Physics)” Book Review: It is basically designed for the graduate courses in physics. The topics which are covered in this book are quantum mechanics, schrodinger description, measurements and operators, perturbation method, transition elements, harmonic oscillators, QED, statistical mechanics, the variational method, other probability problems. The opening chapter covers the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduces path integrals. And other chapters cover the perturbation method, quantum electrodynamics, and the relation of path integrals to statistical mechanics.

7. “Advanced Mechanics of Materials” by Robert Cook and Warren Young

“Advanced Mechanics of Materials” Book Review: This book is basically designed for the undergraduate/graduate courses in mechanics of materials. The topics which are covered in this book are rectangular plates in bending, plastic action in plates, and critical speed of rotating shafts, the reciprocal theorem, semi-inverse problems in elasticity, thermal stress, and buckling. It covers all the theories related to advanced mechanics of materials like theory of elasticity. Along with the theories it also discusses the practical applications of the theories which are covered.

8. “Contact Mechanics of Articular Cartilage Layers (Advanced Structured Materials)” by Ivan Argatov and Gennady Mishuris

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“Contact Mechanics of Articular Cartilage Layers (Advanced Structured Materials)” Book Review: It is designed for the undergraduate, graduate students, engineers, biomechanics, and researchers. This book focuses on frictionless contact interaction of thin cartilage layers. It is divided into several chapters: the first part covers the results of asymptotic analysis of the deformational behavior of thin elastic and viscoelastic layers. Second part covers the non-axisymmetric contact of thin transversely isotropic biphasic layers and presents the asymptotic modelling methodology for tibio-femoral contact. Third part covers the contact problems for thin bonded inhomogeneous transversely isotropic elastic layers. And the last part covers the various perturbational aspects in contact problems and introduces the sensitivity of articular contact mechanics.

9. “Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Materials and Photons (Graduate Texts in Physics)” by Rainer Dick

“Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Materials and Photons (Graduate Texts in Physics)” Book Review: It is designed for the undergraduate, graduate courses, for engineering students. This book basically deals with the importance of advanced quantum mechanics for materials science and all experimental techniques which employ photon absorption, emission, or scattering. It also provides the introductions to Lagrangian mechanics and the covariant formulation of electrodynamics, introduction to Lagrangian field theory and an integrated discussion of transition amplitudes with discrete or continuous initial or final states. It also contains the experiments along with the theories.

10. “Dynamics of Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” by Kazumi Watanabe and Franz Ziegler

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“Dynamics of Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” Book Review: This book is basically designed for the students of mechanical engineering, researchers, for those who are interested in this field. It covers the topics which are discussed in this book are edge phenomena, mechanical and electro-magnetic interaction/coupling and sensing, actuating and control techniques. It also discusses applied mathematics, material science, solid and fluid mechanics, and control techniques. Along with the theories it also covers the practical applications of theories provided in this book.

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