Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics
With Applications to Mechanical, Thermomechanical, and Smart Materials
- Stephen Bechtel
- Robert Lowe
Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics provides a clear and rigorous presentation of continuum mechanics for engineers, physicists, and materials scientists. This book uses a first-principles-based approach to continuum-level characterization, design, and modeling. While emphasizing modern materials research, it also devotes special attention to constrained materials (for example, incompressible fluids) and the continuum characterization of TEMM smart materials. A wealth of carefully chosen examples and exercises illuminate the subject matter and facilitate self-study.
R&D Engineers involved in mathematical and computational modeling in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials engineering. Graduate students in continuum mechanics courses