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Advanced Mechanics of Continua

1st Edition

By Karan S. Surana

CRC Press

786 pages

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Explore the Computational Methods and Mathematical Models That Are Possible through Continuum Mechanics FormulationsMathematically demanding, but also rigorous, precise, and written using very clear language, Advanced Mechanics of Continua provides a thorough understanding of continuum mechanics. This book explores the foundation of continuum mecha

Table of Contents

Introduction. Concepts and Mathematical Preliminaries. Kinematics of Motion, Deformation and Their Measures. Definitions and Measures of Stresses. Rate of Deformation, Strain Rate, and Spin Tensors. Conservation and Balance Laws in Eulerian Description. Conservation and Balance Laws in Lagrangian Description. General Considerations in the Constitutive Theories. Ordered Rate Constitutive Theories for Thermoelastic Solids. Thermoviscoelastic Solids without Memory. Thermoviscoelastic Solids with Memory. Ordered Rate Constitutive Theories for Thermofluids. Ordered Rate Constitutive Theories For Polymers. Ordered Rate Constitutive Theories for Hypoelastic Solids. Mathematical Models with Thermodynamic Relations.

About the Author

Karan S. Surana attended undergraduate school at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India and received a B.E. in mechanical engineering in 1965. He then attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he obtained M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1967 and 1970. He joined The University of Kansas, Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty where he is currently serving as Deane E. Ackers University Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His areas of interest and expertise are computational mathematics, computational mechanics, and continuum mechanics. He is the author of over 350 research reports, conference papers, and journal papers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General