Principles of Continuum Mechanics

Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486152
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As most modern technologies are no longer discipline-specific but involve multidisciplinary approaches, undergraduate engineering students should be introduced to the principles of mechanics so that they have a strong background in the basic principles common to all disciplines and are able to work at the interface of science and engineering disciplines. This textbook is designed for a first course on principles of mechanics and provides an introduction to the basic concepts of stress and strain and conservation principles. It prepares engineer-scientists for advanced courses in traditional as well as emerging fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy systems, and computational mechanics. This simple book presents the subjects of mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in a unified form using the conservation principles of mechanics.

Principles of Continuum Mechanics

Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107199204
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This senior undergraduate and first-year graduate text provides a concise treatment of the subject of continuum mechanics and elasticity.

Variational Principles of Continuum Mechanics

Author: Victor Berdichevsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540884696
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The book reviews the two features of the variational approach: its use as a universal tool to describe physical phenomena and as a source for qualitative and quantitative methods of studying particular problems. Berdichevsky’s work differs from other books on the subject in focusing mostly on the physical origin of variational principles as well as establishing their interrelations. For example, the Gibbs principles appear as a consequence of the Einstein formula for thermodynamic fluctuations rather than as the first principles of the theory of thermodynamic equilibrium. Mathematical issues are considered as long as they shed light on the physical outcomes and/or provide a useful technique for the direct study of variational problems. In addition, a thorough account of variational principles discovered in various branches of continuum mechanics is given. This book, the second volume, describes how the variational approach can be applied to constructing models of continuum media, such as the theory of elastic plates; shells and beams; shallow water theory; heterogeneous mixtures; granular materials; and turbulence. It goes on to apply the variational approach to asymptotical analysis of problems with small parameters, such as the derivation of the theory of elastic plates, shells and beams from three-dimensional elasticity theory; and the basics of homogenization theory. A theory of stochastic variational problems is considered in detail too, along with applications to the homogenization of continua with random microstructures.

Principles of continuum mechanics

Author: Mysore N. L. Narasimhan
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Continuum mechanics is the mathematical study of material behavior as well as the principles governing this behavior where the basic constituents of the material are regarded as continua rather than as molecules, atoms, or grains. From this perspective one sees that the basic constituents are assumed to possess a continuous distribution of matter and the material as a whole is composed of such elements. Principles of Continuum Mechanics deals with the behavior of materials and their qualitative and quantitative treatment by means of a continuum approach in which materials are regarded as possessing a continuous distribution of matter. The book is ideally suited for use by first- or second-year graduate students. The book is also written for the benefit of researchers in engineering mechanics, applied mathematics, atmospheric science, oceanography, and for those in the biomedical sciences. This book is devoted to the classical continuum theory of solids and fluids as well as to certain topics of modern continuum mechanics of viscoelasticity and microcontinua together with their applications to problems of practical interest. Complete mathematical derivations of most of the fundamental equations and inequalities in continuum mechanics are included, thereby freeing the reader from having to go to other sources to find these derivations. The book contains an extensive bibliography which will be most useful for students and researchers wishing to pursue problems engendered by the text. And a Solutions Manual is available upon request to the Publisher. All in all, Principles of Continuum Mechanics should reach a wide audience of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Itseasy-to-understand style and the simple elegance of the work it presents make it a valuable addition to the literature in the field.

Variational Principles of Continuum Mechanics with Engineering Applications

Author: V. Komkov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027726391
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Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G. K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chinese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and large-scale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics.

Continuum Mechanics

Author: I-Shih Liu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662050560
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This concise textbook develops step by step the fundamental principles of continuum mechanics. Emphasis is on mathematical clarity, and an extended appendix provides the required background knowledge in linear algebra and tensor calculus. After introducing the basic notions about general kinematics, balance equations, material objectivity and constitutive functions, the book turns to the presentation of rational thermodynamics by stressing the role of Lagrange multipliers in deriving constitutive funcitions from the underlying entropy principle. A brief lecture on extended thermodynamics closes the book. Many examples and exercises round off the material presendted in the chapters. The book addresses primarily advanced undergraduate students in theoretical physics, applied mathematics and materials sciences.

An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025435
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This best-selling textbook presents the concepts of continuum mechanics, and the second edition includes additional explanations, examples and exercises.

Introduction to Continuum Mechanics

Author: David Rubin
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0080983871
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Continuum mechanics studies the response of materials to different loading conditions. The concept of tensors is introduced through the idea of linear transformation in a self-contained chapter, and the interrelation of direct notation, indicial notation and matrix operations is clearly presented. A wide range of idealized materials are considered through simple static and dynamic problems, and the book contains an abundance of illustrative examples and problems, many with solutions. Through the addition of more advanced material (solution of classical elasticity problems, constitutive equations for viscoelastic fluids, and finite deformation theory), this popular introduction to modern continuum mechanics has been fully revised to serve a dual purpose: for introductory courses in undergraduate engineering curricula, and for beginning graduate courses.

Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics

Author: Lee A. Segel
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 0898716209
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This classic work gives an excellent overview of the subject, with an emphasis on clarity, explanation, and motivation. Extensive exercises and a valuable section containing hints and answers make this an excellent text for both classroom use and independent study.

Continuum Mechanics and Plasticity

Author: Han-Chin Wu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135440395
Format: PDF
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Tremendous advances in computer technologies and methods have precipitated a great demand for refinements in the constitutive models of plasticity. Such refinements include the development of a model that would account for material anisotropy and produces results that compare well with experimental data. Key to developing such models-and to meeting many other challenges in the field- is a firm grasp of the principles of continuum mechanics and how they apply to the formulation of plasticity theory. Also critical is understanding the experimental aspects of plasticity and material anisotropy. Integrating the traditionally separate subjects of continuum mechanics and plasticity, this book builds understanding in all of those areas. Part I provides systematic, comprehensive coverage of continuum mechanics, from a review of Carteisian tensors to the relevant conservation laws and constitutive equation. Part II offers an exhaustive presentation of the continuum theory of plasticity. This includes a unique treatment of the experimental aspects of plasticity, covers anisotropic plasticity, and incorporates recent research results related to the endochronic theory of plasticity obtained by the author and his colleagues. By bringing all of these together in one book, Continuum Mechanics and Plasticity facilitates the learning of solid mechanics. Its readers will be well prepared for pursuing either research related to the mechanical behavior of engineering materials or developmental work in engineering analysis and design.