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An introductory chapter containing an introduction to the types of models employed in mechanics and describing how the mechanical modeling of materials and structures is accomplished, and why
Example problems to provide the student with hands-on experience with concepts
Extensive appendices and tutorial materials on new developments including expanded treatment of ceramic materials and implants
Detailed references for further reading
Continuum Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials(CMAM) presents an entirely new and unique development of material anisotropy in the context of an appropriate selection and organization of continuum mechanics topics. These features will distinguish this continuum mechanics book from other books on this subject. Textbooks on continuum mechanics are widely employed in engineering education, however, none of them deal specifically with anisotropy in materials. For the audience of Biomedical, Chemical and Civil Engineering students, these materials will be dealt with more frequently and greater accuracy in their analysis will be desired. Continuum Mechanics of Anisotropic Materials' author has been a leader in the field of developing new approaches for the understanding of anisotropic materials.