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If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants, Sir Isaac Newton............. If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein............A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible, Freeman Dyson............The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double logarithmic diagram, Thomas Koenig.............A great bridge is a great monument which should serve to make known the splendour and genius of a nation; one should not occupy oneself with efforts to perfect it architecturally, for taste is always susceptible to change, but to conserve always in its form and decoration the character of solidity which is proper. Jean Peronnet..............A theory may be so rich in descriptive possibilities that it can be made to fit any data. Phillip Johnson-Laird.............We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill................
Theory of Elasticity & Plasticity

Theory of Elasticity & Plasticity



S. Timoshenko and J.N. Goodier, Theory of Elasticity, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1970.

A.P. Boresi and K.P. Chong, Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 2000.

P.L. Gould, Introduction to Linear Elasticity, Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994.

W. Johnson and P.B. Mellor, Engineering Plasticity, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Ltd., 1973.

J. Lubliner, Plasticity Theory, Macmillan, New York, 1990.

G. E. Mase, Theory and Problems of Continuum Mechanics, Schaum’s Outline Series, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1970.

H. Reismann and P.S. Pawlik, Elasticity – Theory and Applications, Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Inc., Malabar, Florida, 1991.


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