**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

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

paperback.

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

problems

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.