11R26. Mechanics of Deformable Solids: Linear and Nonlinear, Analytical and Computational Aspects. - I Doghri (CESAME, Universite catholique de Louvain, Euler Bldg, 4 Ave G Lemaitre, Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348, Belgium). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 2000. 579 pp. ISBN 3-540-66960-4. $84.95.

Reviewed by DS Chandrasekharaiah (Dept of Math, Bangalore Univ, Central Col Campus, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 001, India).

This is a comprehensive introductory textbook that deals with the nondynamical theory of deformable solids and structures. Emphasis is put on the linear and nonlinear, as well as the analytical and computational aspects of the theory. The book is meant for students and researchers in mechanical and civil engineering, material science, and related fields.

The book contains as many as 20 chapters. Chapters 1 to 13 deal with the linear theory; Chapters 14 to 19 deal with the nonlinear theory; and the last chapter deals with microstructures. The classical linear theory of isotropic elastic materials is...

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