## Resources

In compiling the information in this website, I used various resources. Whenever possible, I have listed the citation of the books or websites used. Some of these are listed here.

- Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis Using Mathematica by Samer Adeeb. This book contains a wealth of examples using Mathematica and similar topics to those on this website.
- Continuum Mechanics: Concise Theory and Problems by P. Chadwick. This book is a very concise treatment of some of the topics covered in these pages. It is essential for any graduate student studying continuum mechanics.
- Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum Approach for Engineering by Gerhard A. Holzapfel. This book is very easy to follow and has a wealth of information on hyperelastic materials.
- Mathematical Elasticity by Philippe G. Ciarlet. This book provides a rigorous mathematical treatment of elasticity.
- Nonlinear Elastic Deformations by R. W. Ogden. This book is a must have reference.
- www.continuummechanics.org. These webpages contain a wealth of information and examples.
- Continuum Mechanics Course webpage by Dr. Allan Bower. I have used these pages myself as a student of continuum mechanics.
- Kelly, PA. Mechanics Lecture Notes: An introduction to Solid Mechanics. Available from http://homepages.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/~pkel015/SolidMechanicsBooks/index.html

The following are links to strain measurement techniques:

- Mounting strain gauges.
- Instrumenting a bicycle.
- UoA pipe test showing failure of a cracked pipe. Strain was measured using digital image correlation.
- UoA pipe test showing failure of a cracked pipe. Strain was measured using digital image correlation.
- UoA pipe test showing failure of a cracked pipe. Strain was measured using digital image correlation.
- Digital image correlation applied to a human hand.
- Digital image correlation applied to a metal tensile test specimen.
- Digital image correlation applied to a concrete specimen.

The following are links to some material testing videos:

- Tensile testing of metals.
- A close look at the tensile testing of a steel specimen.
- Testing the compressive strength of concrete using cubes.
- Testing the tensile strength of concrete using the Brazilian test.
- Testing the tensile strength of concrete directly. Notice the notch in the specimen!
- Testing the flexural strength of concrete.
- Testing the flexural strength of concrete.

Some interesting civil engineering links:

Other online course/educational projects: