Experimental Mechanics of Solids

Experimental Mechanics of Solids

eBook - 2012
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Experimental solid mechanics is the study of materials to determinetheir physical properties. This study might include performing astress analysis or measuring the extent of displacement, shape,strain and stress which a material suffers under controlledconditions. In the last few years there have been remarkabledevelopments in experimental techniques that measure shape,displacement and strains and these sorts of experiments areincreasingly conducted using computational techniques.

Experimental Mechanics of Solids is a comprehensiveintroduction to the topics, technologies and methods ofexperimental mechanics of solids. It begins by establishing thefundamentals of continuum mechanics, explaining key areas such asthe equations used, stresses and strains, and two and threedimensional problems. Having laid down the foundations of thetopic, the book then moves on to look at specific techniques andtechnologies with emphasis on the most recent developments such asoptics and image processing. Most of the current computationalmethods, as well as practical ones, are included to ensure that thebook provides information essential to the reader in practical orresearch applications.

Key features:

Presents widely used and accepted methodologies that are basedon research and development work of the lead author Systematically works through the topics and theories ofexperimental mechanics including detailed treatments of the Moire,Speckle and holographic optical methods Includes illustrations and diagrams to illuminate the topicclearly for the reader Provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic, and alsoacts as a quick reference guide

This comprehensive book forms an invaluable resource forgraduate students and is also a point of reference for researchersand practitioners in structural and materials engineering.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012.
ISBN: 9781119994084
9780470689530
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 743 pages) : illustrations

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