Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics
With Applications to Mechanical, Thermomechanical, and Smart Materials
- Stephen Bechtel, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University
- Robert Lowe, Presidential Fellow in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University
Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics provides a clear and rigorous presentation of continuum mechanics for engineers, physicists, applied mathematicians, and materials scientists. This book emphasizes the role of thermodynamics in constitutive modeling, with detailed application to nonlinear elastic solids, viscous fluids, and modern smart materials. While emphasizing advanced material modeling, special attention is also devoted to developing novel theories for incompressible and thermally expanding materials. A wealth of carefully chosen examples and exercises illuminate the subject matter and facilitate self-study.
Engineers and scientists involved in mathematical and computational modeling in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials science; graduate students in engineering, physics, applied mathematics, and materials science.