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Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics

  • William N. SharpeJr.
  • Presents extensively revised chapters in addition to coverage of new areas of increasing importance in experimental mechanics.

  • Describes state-of-the-art technical applications of experimental solid mechanics.

  • Offers up-to-date references to optimum sources.

  • Includes detailed index and fully searchable DVD with supplementary media.

Reference work

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Solid Mechanics Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-280
    2. Albert S. Kobayashi, Satya N. Atluri
      Pages 3-16
    3. Wolfgang G. Knauss, Igor Emri, Hongbing Lu
      Pages 49-96
    4. Peter G. Ifju
      Pages 97-124
    5. Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar
      Pages 125-158
    6. Guruswami Ravichandran
      Pages 159-168
    7. Jay D. Humphrey
      Pages 169-186
    8. Wendy C. Crone
      Pages 203-228
    9. James F. Doyle
      Pages 229-258
    10. James W. Dally
      Pages 259-280
  3. Contact Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-444
    2. Robert B. Watson
      Pages 283-334
    3. Ian McEnteggart
      Pages 335-346
    4. Chris S. Baldwin
      Pages 347-370
    5. Yuri F. Kudryavtsev
      Pages 371-388
    6. David F. Bahr, Dylan J. Morris
      Pages 389-408
    7. Ioannis Chasiotis
      Pages 409-444

About this book


The Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics documents both the traditional techniques as well as the new methods for experimental studies of materials, components, and structures. The emergence of new materials and new disciplines, together with the escalating use of on- and off-line computers for rapid data processing and the combined use of experimental and numerical techniques have greatly expanded the capabilities of experimental mechanics. New exciting topics are included on biological materials, MEMS and NEMS, nanoindentation, digital photomechanics, photoacoustic characterization, and atomic force microscopy in experimental solid mechanics.

Presenting complete instructions to various areas of experimental solid mechanics, guidance to detailed expositions in important references, and a description of state-of-the-art applications in important technical areas, this thoroughly revised and updated edition is an excellent reference to a widespread academic, industrial, and professional engineering audience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William N. SharpeJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Room 126, Latrobe HallThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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