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Configurational Mechanics : Proceedings of the Symposium on Configurational Mechanics, Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-22 August 2003 - V.K. Kalpakides

Configurational Mechanics

Proceedings of the Symposium on Configurational Mechanics, Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-22 August 2003

By: V.K. Kalpakides (Editor), G.A. Maugan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th February 2004
ISBN: 9789058096678
Number Of Pages: 176

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This book comprises papers that were presented at the Symposium on Configurational Mechanics, during the 5th EUROMECH Soil Mechanics Conference in Thessaloniki in August 2003. Configurational (or material) mechanics -in contrast to Newtonian mechanics in Euclidean space- concerns any sort of change or "motion" in the material configuration. This framework provides a novel and unifying view on otherwise diverse disciplines like fracture mechanics, phase transitions, plasticity and dislocation theory. In addition, configurational mechanics can be used in computations because it provides a fruitful interpretation of the field equations in the discretized space.
This volume contains eleven contributions from specialists from around Europe Articles concern both theoretical and computational mechanics, electroplasticity, magnetoelasticity, elastoplasticity as well as granular, multiphase and micropolar media.

Forewordp. vii
A critical assessment of the theory and applications of material-configurational forcesp. 1
On the impact of configurational mechanics on computational mechanicsp. 15
Topics in configurational mechanics of dielectricsp. 31
Configurational forces and couples in micropolar continuap. 39
On the configurational thermomechanics of nonchemically reacting solid-fluid mixturesp. 59
On consistent weakly-nonlocal modeling of granular mediap. 73
Piezomagnetic tensors symmetries: an unifying tentative approachp. 87
Approaches to finite elasto-plasticity with dislocationsp. 107
Branching dynamics of brittle fracturep. 119
On the dynamic fracture for a curved crackp. 139
On the use of material forces in the finite element methodp. 157
Author indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9789058096678
ISBN-10: 905809667X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th February 2004
Publisher: A A Balkema Publishers
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 17.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1