EN224: Linear Elasticity
Division of Engineering
Atkin, R.J. and Fox, N.,
`An Introduction to the Theory of Elasticity,’ Longman, 1980.
Nice short book, but too limited as a reference
`Elasticity,’ Kluwer Academic Press, 2002, ISBN
Great book – solves some really hard problems and comes with useful
MAPLE and mathematica scripts. Quite expensive – 86 Euros for the
Green, A.E. and Zerna,
W., `Theoretical Elasticity,’ O.U.P. 1968, reprinted by Dover
1992, ISBN 0-486-67076-7
A gold mine of information, but somewhat terse. The notation makes
the book very heavy going. Cheap – worth getting for future reference!
Gurtin, M.E. `The Linear
Theory of Elasticity,’ in Encyclopaedia of Physics, Vol VI a/2,
A thorough exposition of the general theory of elasticity, with a
mathematical emphasis. Not a good source of solutions to boundary value
Landau, L.D. and Lifshitz,
E.M., `Theory of Elasticity,’ Pergammon, 1986,
A succinct summary of linear elasticity, from a physicist’s perspective
Soutas-Little, Robert W. `Elasticity’ Dover 1999 ISBN:: 0486406903 As cheap as G&Z but comprehensible, if not so complete.
Ting, T. T. C. Anisotropic Elasticity Theory and Applications OUP, 1996, ISBN 0-19-507447-5 If you need to get into anisotropic elasticity, this is where to find it!
Timoshenko, S.P. and
Goodier, J.N., `Theory of Elasticity,’ McGraw-Hill, 1982.
A very popular book with engineers, well written and with many useful
solutions. Would be more popular at Brown if it used index notation!
There are many other books that contain applications of elasticity – Johnson, Contact Mechanics; Hirth and Lothe, Theory of Dislocations, etc, etc, which you may find helpful for sections of the course.