Memorial University of Newfoundland

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


Engineering: 9520

Solid and Structural Mechanics


Instructor: Dr. Seshu M.R. Adluri


Office: EN 3044 (S.J. Carew Bldg.)

Course Outline:

-Fundamental concepts: Tensors, Stress, Strain, Equilibrium and Compatibility.

-Constitutive relations for Elastic/Inelastic behaviour: Isotropy and Anisotropy, Viscoelasticity, Flow rule, Large deformations.

-Problems in Elasticity and Plasticity: Plane stress, Plane strain, Beam and Plate Bending, Torsion.

-Energy principles in Structural Engineering: Castigliano’s and Kirchoff’s theorems, Variational principles.


Assessment Procedure:

Class Assignments


Midterm Test


Project/Term Paper


Final Examination



No text book is prescribed. The students may use any book such as "Applied Elasticity" by Wang or Mendelson’s "Plasticity: Theory and Application" dealing with one or more of the above topics. Some of the books I have are given below. The coverage will be from these and other books.

1. McDonald, P.H., 1996. "Continuum Mechanics," PWS Publishing Co., Boston, MA.

2. Timoshenko, S.P. and J.N. Goodier, 1962. "Theory of Elasticity," McGraw-Hill Book Co.

3. Timoshenko, S.P. and S. Woinowsky-Krieger, 1970. "Theory of Plates and Shells," McGraw-Hill Book Co.,

4. Wempner, G., 1995. "Mechanics of Solids," PWS Publishing Co., Boston, MA.

5. Johnson, W., and P.B. Mellor, 1973. "Engineering plasticity," Ellis Horwood Ltd./John Wiley & Sons., U.K.

6. Dym, C.L. and I.H. Shames, 1973. "Solid Mechanics - A Variational Approach," McGraw-Hill Book Co.



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The lectures and displays (and all material) delivered or provided in this course, including any visual or audio recording thereof, are subject to copyright owned by the instructor for the course (Dr. Seshu Adluri).  Other copyrights may also be applicable. It is prohibited to record or copy by any means, in any format, openly or surreptitiously, in whole or in part, in the absence of express written permission from the instructor, Dr. Seshu Adluri any of the lectures, materials provided or published in any form during or from the above course.