Continuum Mechanics Modeling of Material Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114742, 9780128116494

Continuum Mechanics Modeling of Material Behavior

1st Edition

Authors: Martin Sadd
eBook ISBN: 9780128116494
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114742
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 2018
Page Count: 432
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Continuum Mechanics Modeling of Material Behavior offers a uniquely comprehensive introduction to topics like RVE theory, fabric tensor models, micropolar elasticity, elasticity with voids, nonlocal higher gradient elasticity and damage mechanics. Contemporary continuum mechanics research has been moving into areas of complex material microstructural behavior. Graduate students who are expected to do this type of research need a fundamental background beyond classical continuum theories. The book begins with several chapters that carefully and rigorously present mathematical preliminaries; kinematics of motion and deformation; force and stress measures; and mass, momentum and energy balance principles.

The book then moves beyond other books by dedicating the last chapter to constitutive equation development, exploring a wide collection of constitutive relations and developing the corresponding material model formulations. Such material behavior models include classical linear theories of elasticity, fluid mechanics, viscoelasticity and plasticity, as well as linear and nonlinear theories of solids and fluids, including finite elasticity, nonlinear/non-Newtonian viscous fluids, and nonlinear viscoelastic materials. Finally, several relatively new continuum theories based on incorporation of material microstructure are presented including: fabric tensor theories, micropolar elasticity, elasticity with voids, nonlocal higher gradient elasticity and damage mechanics.

Key Features

  • Offers a thorough, concise and organized presentation of continuum mechanics formulation
  • Covers numerous applications in areas of contemporary continuum mechanics modeling, including micromechanical and multi-scale problems
  • Integration and use of MATLAB software gives students more tools to solve, evaluate and plot problems under study
  • Features extensive use of exercises, providing more material for student engagement and instructor presentation


Graduate students majoring in several different technology disciplines including engineering science, mechanics, and mechanical, civil, aerospace and materials engineering

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Mathematical Preliminaries
3. Kinematics of Motion and Deformation Measures
4. Forces and Stress
5. General Conservation of Laws
6. Constitutive Relations and Formulation of Particular Material Behavior Theories


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About the Author

Martin Sadd

Martin H. Sadd is Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in mechanics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and began his academic career at Mississippi State University. In 1979 he joined the faculty at Rhode Island and served as department chair from 1991 to 2000. Professor Sadd’s teaching background is in the area of solid mechanics with emphasis in elasticity, continuum mechanics, wave propagation, and computational methods. He has taught elasticity at two academic institutions, in several industries, and at a government laboratory. Professor Sadd’s research has been in the area of computational modeling of materials under static and dynamic loading conditions using finite, boundary, and discrete element methods. Much of his work has involved micromechanical modeling of geomaterials including granular soil, rock, and concretes. He has authored more than 70 publications and has given numerous presentations at national and international meetings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics Department, University of Rhode Island, USA

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