This book presents a lucid and thoroughly developed approach to solid mechanics for students engaged in the study of elastic structures. It features extensive worked-out examples, homework problems, over 200 illustrations, and an instructor's solutions manual.
Dr. Clive L. Dym is Fletcher Jones Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Center for Design Education at Harvey Mudd College. His research concerns engineering design and structural mechanics. He holds a PhD from Stanford. Professor Irving Shames received his Ph.D from the University of Maryland in 1953 and held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, Stevens Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, the State University of NewYork at Buffalo, and, most recently, George Washington University.