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Editors: Andrus Koppel and Jaak Oja
Book Description:
Continuum mechanics is a branch of mechanics that deals with the analysis of the kinematics and mechanical behavior of materials modeled as a continuum (e.g., solids and fluids, liquids and gases). A continuum concept assumes that the substance of the body is distributed throughout — and completely fills — the space it occupies. Differential equations can be employed in solving problems in continuum mechanics. Some of these differential equations are specific to the materials being investigated and are called constitutive equations, while others capture fundamental physical laws, such as the conservation of mass (the continuity equation), the conservation of momentum (the equations of motion and equilibrium), and the conservation of energy (the first law of thermodynamics). This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Manifolds on Continuum Mechanics;pp. 1-52
(Jari Mäkinen, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Mechanics and Design, Tampere, Finland)

Analysis of Shell Structures Applying Triangular Finite Elements;pp. 53-83
(C. W. S. To, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska)

Transport Control of Fluid and Solutes in Microchannels Using AC Field and Semiconductor Diodes;pp. 85-103
(Dimiter N. Petsev, Orlin D. Velev, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department for Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

Continuum Description of Flow-like Landslide Dynamics;pp. 105-146
(M. Pirulli, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Torino, Italy)

Examination of Cracks Based on Continuum-Mechanics;pp. 147-171
(Ágnes Horváth, Department of Mechanics, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Egyetemváros, Hungary)

Review on Methodologies of Progressive Failure Analysis of Composite Laminates;pp. 173-191
(P. F. Liu, J.Y. Zheng, Institute of Chemical Machinery and Process Equipment, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China)

Differential Form of Continuum Mechanics: Operators and Equations;pp. 193-221
(Kazuhito Yamasaki, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)

Stress Dependent Morphogenesis Continuum Mechanics and System of Trusses;pp. 223-243
(J.J. Munoz, V. Conte and M. Miodownik, Laboratori de Calcul Numeric (LaCaN) & Materials Research Group, Dep. Applied, Mathematics III & Div. Engineering, Universitat Polit. Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain and others)

Nearest-Nodes Finite Element Method;pp. 245-272
(Yunhua Luo, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

Mesh Adaptation Algorithm Based Gradient of Strain Energy Density;pp. 273-294
(Yunhua Luo, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

The Natural Approach -- an Appraisal in the Context of Continuum Mechanics;pp. 295-323
(Ioannis St. Doltsinis, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring, Stuttgart)



Selected topics of Mechanics of Solid Continuum*

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 333 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-585-5
   Status: AV
  
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