Presents Material Consistent with Modern Literature
A new rearranged and expanded chapter on elasticity more completely covers Saint-Venant’s solutions. Subsections on extension, torsion, pure bending and flexure present an excellent foundation for posing and solving basic elasticity problems. The authors’ presentation enables continuum mechanics to be applied to biological materials, in light of their current importance. They have also altered the book’s notation—a common struggle for many students—to better align it with modern continuum mechanics literature. This book addresses students’ need to understand the sophisticated simulation programs that use nonlinear kinematics and various constitutive relationships. It includes an introduction to problem solution using MATLAB®, emphasizing this language’s value in enabling users to stay focused on fundamentals.
This book provides information that is useful in emerging engineering areas, such as micro-mechanics and biomechanics. With an abundance of worked examples and chapter problems, it carefully explains necessary mathematics as required and presents numerous illustrations, giving students and practicing professionals an excellent self-study guide to enhance their skills. Through a mastery of this volume’s contents and additional rigorous finite element training, they will develop the mechanics foundation necessary to skillfully use modern, advanced design tools.
The author introduces students to this advanced topic coveringthe concepts, definitions and techniques used in multi-body systemdynamics including essential coverage of kinematics and dynamics ofmotion in three dimensions. He uses analytical tools includingLagrangian and Hamiltonian methods as well as Newton-EulerEquations.
An educational version of multibody computer code is nowincluded in this new edition www.wiley.com/go/shabana that can beused for instruction and demonstration of the theories andformulations presented in the book, and a new chapter is includedto explain the use of this code in solving practical engineeringproblems.
Most books treat the subject of dynamics from an analyticalpoint of view, focusing on the techniques for analyzing theproblems presented. This book is exceptional in that it covers thepractical computational methods used to solve "real-world"problems. This makes it of particular interest not only for senior/graduate courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering, but alsoto professional engineers.Modern and focused treatment of the mathematical techniques,physical theories and application of rigid body mechanics thatemphasizes the fundamentals of the subject, stresses the importanceof computational methods and offers a wide variety ofexamples.Each chapter features simple examples that show the main ideasand procedures, as well as straightforward problem sets thatfacilitate learning and help readers build problem-solvingskills
Computational dynamics has grown rapidly in recent years withthe advent of high-speed digital computers and the need to developsimulation and analysis computational capabilities for mechanicaland aerospace systems that consist of interconnected bodies.
Computational Dynamics, Second Edition offers afull introduction to the concepts, definitions, and techniques usedin multibody dynamics and presents essential topics concerningkinematics and dynamics of motion in two and three dimensions.
Skillfully organized into eight chapters that mirror thestandard learning sequence of computational dynamics courses, thisSecond Edition begins with a discussion of classical techniquesthat review some of the fundamental concepts and formulations inthe general field of dynamics. Next, it builds on these concepts inorder to demonstrate the use of the methods as the foundation forthe study of computational dynamics. Finally, the book presentsdifferent computational methodologies used in the computer-aidedanalysis of mechanical and aerospace systems.
Each chapter features simple examples that show the main ideasand procedures, as well as straightforward problem sets thatfacilitate learning and help readers build problem-solvingskills.
Clearly written and ready to apply, ComputationalDynamics, Second Edition is a valuable reference for bothaspiring and practicing mechanical and aerospace engineers.