This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic text on surface mechanics preserves the objectives of the original: the rigorous derivation of surface properties such as temperature and deformation from the differential equations of continuum mechanics. From such solutions for the surfaces of single bodies one can then formulate problems involving two bodies at rest or in relative motion in terms of a singular integral equation. The discussion is analytical and theoretical, but animated by the authors' decades of experience in applications and experimental mechanics. This new edition has been updated to include many technologically motivated problems and solutions, especially computer solutions. Beginning with a survey of the field equations of classical continuum mechanics, the book continues with a discussion of surface temperatures in moving bodies. It then turns to semi-infinite and layered elastic media, discussing stress and deformation as well as thermal stress and associate deformation fields. Treatments of viscoelasticity and perfect plasticity concentrate on semi-infinite solids; these are followed by a discussion of rough surfaces.
The book concludes with a lengthy chapter of applications. An appendix discusses integral equations. Intended for graduate students of mechanics and mechanical engineering, the book will also be of interest to applied mathematicians and others interested in tribology.
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This is a very well written book. ... The authors have successfully accomplished their stated purpose of setting down concrete examples dealing with surface mechanics and of providing analytical tools relevant to quantitative study of surface mechanics. ... Fundamentals of Surface Mechanics with Applications is a valuable resource for both researchers and students in solid mechanics. It is recommended for libraries of educational institutions with a program in engineering and research institutions where research in solid mechanics is carried out." (P. Puri, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 56 (3), 2003)
"This book deals with the effects of moving thermal or mechanical loads on the surface of a continuum or the interfaces of layers of continua. ... This text ... allows the reader to gain full confidence in the techniques before turning to the problems of moving loads and to the methods using integral transforms. ... Intended for graduate students of mechanics and mechanical engineering, the book will also be of interest to applied mathematicians and other interested in tribology." (European Journal of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 47 (4), 2002/2003)
Series: Mechanical Engineering Series
Number Of Pages: 393
Published: 31st July 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.68
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised