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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
This is a book for those who enjoy thinking about how and why Nature can be described using mathematical tools. Approximating Perfection considers the background behind mechanics as well as the mathematical ideas that play key roles in mechanical applications. Concentrating on the models of applied mechanics, the book engages the reader... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95
Continuum mechanics is a standard course in many graduate programs in engineering and applied mathematics as it provides the foundations for the various differential equations and mathematical models that are encountered in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and heat transfer. This book successfully makes the topic more accessible to advanced... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00
This book deals with dynamics of pre-stressed or pre-strained bi-material elastic systems consisting of stack of pre-stressed layers, stack of pre-stressed layers and pre-stressed half space (or half plane), stack of pre-stressed layers as well as absolute rigid foundation, pre-stressed compound solid and hollow cylinders and pre-stressed sandwich... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 49.99
In this monograph we present a review of a number of recent results on the motion of a classical body immersed in an infinitely extended medium and subjected to the action of an external force. We investigate this topic in the framework of mathematical physics by focusing mainly on the class of purely Hamiltonian systems, for which very few results... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00
This book presents studies on the inelastic behavior of materials and structures under monotonic and cyclic loads. It focuses on the description of new effects like purely thermal cycles or cases of non-trivial damages. The various models are based on different approaches and methods and scaling aspects are taken into account. In addition to purely... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00
In this book, we shall consider the kinematics and dynamics of the flows of fluids exhibiting a yield stress. To highlight the principal characteristics of such fluids, the first chapter emphasizes the role played by the yield stress. Next, a careful description of the continuum mechanics behind the constitutive equations for incompressible and compressible... more...
- Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 179.00
This book lays down the foundation on the mechanics and design of auxetic solids and structures, solids that possess negative Poisson?s ratio. It will benefit two groups of readers: (a) industry practitioners, such as product and structural designers, who need to control mechanical stress distributions using auxetic materials, and (b) academic researchers... more...
- CRC Press 2014; US$ 139.95
Introduction Concepts and Mathematical Preliminaries Introduction Summation Convention Dummy Index and Dummy Variables Free Indices Vector and Matrix Notation Index Notation and Kronecker Delta Permutation Tensor Operations Using Vector, Matrix, and Einstein's Notation Change of Reference Frame, Transformations, Tensors Some... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 130.00
This book presents the fundamental principles of mechanics to re-establish the equations of Discrete Mechanics. It introduces physics and thermodynamics associated to the physical modeling. The development and the complementarity of sciences lead to review today the old concepts that were the basis for the development of continuum mechanics. The differential... more...
- Springer Vienna 2014; US$ 169.00
The book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the fundamental theories, established models and ongoing research related to the modeling of these materials. Two approaches are conventionally used to develop constitutive relations for highly deformable fibrous materials. According to the phenomenological approach, a strain energy density function... more...