- Hardcover: 552 pages
- Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (February 4, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0123744466
- ISBN-13: 978-0123744463
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Martin H. Sadd is Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in mechanics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and began his academic career at Mississippi State University. In 1979 he joined the faculty at Rhode Island and served as department chair from 1991 to 2000. Professor Sadd’s teaching background is in the area of solid mechanics with emphasis in elasticity, continuum mechanics, wave propagation, and computational methods. He has taught elasticity at two academic institutions, in several industries, and at a government laboratory. Professor Sadd’s research has been in the area of computational modeling of materials under static and dynamic loading conditions using finite, boundary, and discrete element methods. Much of his work has involved micromechanical modeling of geomaterials including granular soil, rock, and concretes. He has authored more than 70 publications and has given numerous presentations at national and international meetings.
Top customer reviews
1. It is not for the beginners in this area. For that matter, even Landau's short book is clear in giving "Physics" to a novice in the area (Math is tough though).
2. Many places is literally (and shamelessly?) cut and paste from Little's Elasticity book (Dover version available for <10USD). Where Little skipped derivation, Sadd also skips. This really amazes me.
Chapter 8 is the worst of all.
3. Many important concepts (Saint-Venant, Airy Function etc) are not well explained. On the other hand, Sadd spends whole five chapters on very simple ones (Landau's book does this in less than 30 pages and crystal clear).
I doubt about several reviews listed here as "well-explained" etc. If you are going to spend 70+ on this, then get the book by Little (in combination with Landau, if you like).
By the way, the book said "additional materials available" but unless you are teaching this course, you don't get them.
(M.S. Student in Structural Engineering)