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Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics and Physics

  • Book

  • 500 Pages
  • June 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4659859

Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics and Physics provides a differential geometry approach to nonlinear continuum mechanics that will appeal to both engineers and material scientists. It includes heuristic and rigorous expositions of crucial concepts like finite deformation compatibility conditions, the Lie-derivative, frame-indifference and material symmetry principles. With exercises at the end of each chapter to emphasize concepts, readers will be able to further understand the latest techniques and research. This book is designed to support postgraduates and researchers in the areas of mechanical engineering, nano-mechanics, biomechanics and computational mechanics.

  • Systematically uses a differential geometric approach
  • Provides new developments in convex analysis and variational calculus in finite deformation
  • Investigates applications in biomechanics and soft matter mechanics
  • Explains the atomistic interpretation of stress

Table of Contents

1. Vectors and Tensors 2. Tensor analysis on Manifold 3. Concepts of Continuum Physics 4. Finite Deformation Kinematics 5. Strain Measures 6. Stress Measures 7. Principle of Frame-indifference 8. Balance Laws and Continuum Thermodynamics 9. Constitutive Relations 10. Variational Principles 11. Configurational Force 12. Nanomechanics 13. Geometrically-exact structural theory


Li, Shaofan Shaofan Li is Professor of Applied and Computational Mechanics at the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Editor in chief of the Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics, a Distinguished Fellow of ICCES, and his research has won awards from the ICACM, the USACM, and the NSF. His research interests include Computational Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Atomistic and Multiscale Simulations, Soft Matter Mechanics and Physics, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology; Micromechanics and Nanomechanics.