## Resources

In compiling the information in this website, the authors used various resources. Whenever possible, the authors 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: