Solid Mechanics

Theory, Modeling, and Problems

  • Albrecht Bertram
  • Rainer Glüge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Albrecht Bertram, Rainer Glüge
    Pages 1-42
  3. Albrecht Bertram, Rainer Glüge
    Pages 43-120
  4. Albrecht Bertram, Rainer Glüge
    Pages 121-163
  5. Albrecht Bertram, Rainer Glüge
    Pages 164-311
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 312-318

About this book


This textbook offers an introduction to modeling the mechanical behavior of solids within continuum mechanics and thermodynamics. To illustrate the fundamental principles, the book starts with an overview of the most important models in one dimension. Tensor calculus, which is called for in three-dimensional modeling, is concisely presented in the second part of the book. Once the reader is equipped with these essential mathematical tools, the third part of the book develops the foundations of continuum mechanics right from the beginning. Lastly, the book’s fourth part focuses on modeling the mechanics of materials and in particular elasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity. Intended as an introductory textbook for students and for professionals interested in self-study, it also features numerous worked-out examples to aid in understanding.


Continuum Mechanics Linear Elasticity Linear Viscoelasticity Plasticity Tensor Calculus

Authors and affiliations

  • Albrecht Bertram
    • 1
  • Rainer Glüge
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für MaschinenbauOtto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für MaschinenbauOtto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19565-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19566-7
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