**Applied mechanics** is a branch of the mechanician.

Applied mechanics, as its name suggests, bridges the gap between physical theory and its application to Stephen Timoshenko, who is said to be the father of modern engineering mechanics.

Within the theoretical sciences, applied mechanics is useful in formulating new ideas and theories, discovering and interpreting phenomena, and developing experimental and computational tools. In the application of the natural sciences, mechanics was said to be complemented by thermodynamics by physical chemists Gilbert N. Lewis and Merle Randall, the study of heat and more generally energy, and electromechanics, the study of electricity and magnetism.^{[1]}

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## [edit] Applied mechanics in practice

The advances and research in Applied Mechanics has wide application in many departments. Some of the departments that put the subject into practice are Bioengineering.

## [edit] Applied mechanics in engineering

Typically, engineering mechanics is used to analyze and predict the acceleration and deformation (both stresses.

When treated as an area of study within a larger engineering curriculum, engineering mechanics can be subdivided into

**Statics**, the study of non-moving bodies under known loads**Dynamics**(or**kinetics**), the study of how forces affect moving bodies**materials deform under various types of stress****elastic range****hydraulics**.**Continuum mechanics**is a method of applying mechanics that assumes that all objects are continuous. It is contrasted by**discrete mechanics**.

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**## [edit] Major topics of applied mechanics

- Acoustics
- Analytical mechanics
- Computational mechanics
- Contact mechanics
- Continuum mechanics
- Dynamics (mechanics)
- Elasticity (physics)
- Experimental mechanics
- Fatigue (material)
- Finite element method
- Fluid mechanics
- Fracture mechanics
- Mechanics of materials
- Mechanics of structures
- Rotordynamics
- Solid mechanics
- Soil mechanics
- Stress waves
- Viscoelasticity

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## [edit] Further reading

- J.P. Den Hartog,
*Strength of Materials*, Dover, New York, 1949. - F.P. Beer, E.R. Johnston, J.T. DeWolf,
*Mechanics of Materials*, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1981. - S.P. Timoshenko,
*History of Strength of Materials*, Dover, New York, 1953. - J.E. Gordon,
*The New Science of Strong Materials*, Princeton, 1984. - H. Petroski,
*To Engineer Is Human*, St. Martins, 1985. - T.A. McMahon and J.T. Bonner,
*On Size and Life*, Scientific American Library, W.H. Freeman, 1983. - M. F. Ashby,
*Materials Selection in Design*, Pergamon, 1992. - A.H. Cottrell,
*Mechanical Properties of Matter*, Wiley, New York, 1964. - S.A. Wainwright, W.D. Biggs, J.D. Currey, J.M. Gosline,
*Mechanical Design in Organisms*, Edward Arnold, 1976. - S. Vogel,
*Comparative Biomechanics*, Princeton, 2003. - J. Howard,
*Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton*, Sinauer Associates, 2001. - J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige.
*Engineering Mechanics Volume 2: Dynamics*, John Wiley & Sons., New York, 1986. - J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige.
*Engineering Mechanics Volume 1: Statics*, John Wiley & Sons., New York, 1986.

## [edit] References

**^***Thermodynamics – and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances*. Lewis, G. and M. Randall (1923)

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### [edit] Professional organizations

- American Academy of Mechanics
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (EMI)
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- US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

### [edit] Professional publications

- Advances in Applied Mechanics
- Applied Mechanics Reviews
- International Journal of Solids and Structures
- Journal of Engineering Mechanics
- Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics
- Journal of Fluid Mechanics
- Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures
- Journal of Applied Mechanics
- Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanics Research Communications
- Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
- Nonlinear Dynamics
- Journal of Vibration and Control

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