By D. S. Chandrasekharaiah and Lokenath Debnath (Auth.)

A close and self-contained textual content written for newcomers, **Continuum Mechanics** bargains concise assurance of the elemental recommendations, basic ideas, and functions of continuum mechanics. with out sacrificing rigor, the transparent and straightforward mathematical derivations are made available to a lot of scholars with very little earlier historical past in good or fluid mechanics. With the inclusion of greater than 250 totally worked-out examples and 500 labored workouts, this e-book is bound to develop into a customary introductory textual content for college kids in addition to an essential reference for pros.

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* offers a transparent and self-contained remedy of vectors, matrices, and tensors particularly adapted to the desires of continuum mechanics

* Develops the ideas and ideas universal to all parts in stable and fluid mechanics with a typical notation and terminology

* Covers the basics of elasticity thought and fluid mechanics

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41) yields, on noting that aubiCj = apqbpcq, (ßpq - OLipOLjqalj)bpCq = 0 Consequently, since b{ and cf are arbitrary, we should have Hence au are components of a second-order tensor. ■ EXAMPLE 2 . 4 . 5 (i) Let (aijk) be a system of 3 3 = 27 numbers related to the Xi axes. For arbitrary vectors with components bi9 ct and dh \ïaijkbiCjdk is a scalar, show that aijk are components of a third-order tensor. (ii) Show that eijk are components of a third-order tensor. (iii) Deduce that e'ijk = eijk. 4 PROPERTIES OF TENSORS 57 This transformation rule shows that aiJk are components of a third-order tensor.

T. je,· axes) are each equal to 1, as expected. 10) verify the fact that the JCJ, x'2 and x'3 axes are mutually orthogonal. t. 9). 9) are referred to as the orthonormal relations for aiy. 12) These expressions show that the matrix [a,·,] is nonsingular and that [a//]" 1 = [<*i/]r; in other words, the matrix [a,·,] is orthogonal. 7), determined by [a 0 ], are called orthogonal transformations. The matrix [a,·, ] is referred to as the matrix of the transformation from the xt system to the x- system.

The proof for higher order tensors is analogous. 10) 50 2 ALGEBRA OF TENSORS Remark: The tensor sum and tensor difference are defined for tensors of the same order. 6 TENSOR MULTIPLICATION If a and b are vectors with components ak and ft, (respectively), we have seen that Qibj are components of a second-order tensor, called the tensor product a (x) b. Such products may also be obtained by combining a vector and a tensor or two tensors; the outcome is a tensor whose order is the sum of the original orders.