Plasticity, theory and engineering applications. Rev. and updated translation of the Hungarian ed. (English) Zbl 0698.73017

Studies in Applied Mechanics, 21. Amsterdam etc.: Elsevier. 505 p. Dfl. 335.00; $ 163.50 (1989).
This is an impressive book on plasticity theory written for an advanced student or researcher. The point of view, and therefore most applications, are from civil engineering area. The information given and literature are up to date. The approach is classical in the sense of elastic-perfectly plastic models; other models implying work-hardening, granular materials, viscoplastic materials, etc., are only shortly mentioned. From the contents we mention: variational principles, elasto- plastic analysis of some simple problems, plane stress and plane strain problems, bar structures, plates and shells, various inelastic material properties and dynamic response of plastic structures.
The treatment is clear and the book can be read by anyone having some basic knowledge in continuum mechanics. Notation used is classical. Literature on elasto-perfect plastic theory is comprehensive. A number of problems are proposed in order to help the understanding of the text. The book is recommended to civil engineering students and scientists as well as to a broad range of scientists interested in the anelastic developments of continuum mechanics.
Reviewer: N.Cristescu


74Cxx Plastic materials, materials of stress-rate and internal-variable type
74C99 Plastic materials, materials of stress-rate and internal-variable type
74-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
74-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
74H45 Vibrations in dynamical problems in solid mechanics
74S30 Other numerical methods in solid mechanics (MSC2010)


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