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Modeling Materials. Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques
Cambridge University Press, November 2011, Pages: 786
Material properties emerge from phenomena on scales ranging from Angstroms to millimeters, and only a multiscale treatment can provide a complete understanding. Materials researchers must therefore understand fundamental concepts and techniques from different fields, and these are presented in a comprehensive and integrated fashion for the first time in this book. Incorporating continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, atomistic simulations and multiscale techniques, the book explains many of the key theoretical ideas behind multiscale modeling. Classical topics are blended with new techniques to demonstrate the connections between different fields and highlight current research trends. Example applications drawn from modern research on the thermo-mechanical properties of crystalline solids are used as a unifying focus throughout the text. Together with its companion book, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Cambridge University Press, 2011), this work presents the complete fundamentals of materials modeling for graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.
Part I. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics: 2. Essential continuum mechanics and thermodynamics
Part II. Atomistics: 3. Lattices and crystal structures
4. Quantum mechanics of materials
5. Empirical atomistic models of materials
6. Molecular statics
Part III. Atomistic Foundations of Continuum Concepts: 7. Classical equilibrium statistical mechanics
8. Microscopic expressions for continuum fields
9. Molecular dynamics
Part IV. Multiscale Methods: 10. What is multiscale modeling?
11. Atomistic constitutive relations for multilattice crystals
12. Atomistic/continuum coupling: static methods
13. Atomistic/continuum coupling: finite temperature and dynamics
Ellad B. Tadmor. University of Minnesota
Ellad B. Tadmor is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the development of multiscale theories and computational methods for predicting the behavior of materials directly from the interactions of the atoms making up the material.
Ronald E. Miller. Carleton University, Ottawa
Ronald E. Miller is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University. He has worked in the area of multiscale materials modeling for over 15 years and has published more than 40 scientific articles in the area.