EN224: Linear Elasticity             

      Division of Engineering

Texts, Spring 2005

Atkin, R.J. and Fox, N., `An Introduction to the Theory of Elasticity,’ Longman, 1980.
                 Nice short book, but too limited as a reference

 Barber, J.R., `Elasticity,’ Kluwer Academic Press, 2002, ISBN 1-4020-0966-6
                      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,
                      Springer, 1972.
                      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,
                       ISBN 0-08-033917.
                       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.
                      ISBN 0-07-085805-5.
                       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.