Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology

Soft Solids

A Primer to the Theoretical Mechanics of Materials

Authors: Freed, Alan

  • Builds upon four experiments through each chapters and includes three additional unsolved experiments
  • Presents a superior new theory of non-linear elasticity describing soft tissues and synthetic elastomers
  • Viscoelasticity is presented from a physics perspective
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This textbook presents the physical principles pertinent to the mathematical modeling of soft materials used in engineering practice, including both man-made materials and biological tissues. It is intended for seniors and masters-level graduate students in engineering, physics or applied mathematics. It will also be a valuable resource for researchers working in mechanics, biomechanics and other fields where the mechanical response of soft solids is relevant.

Soft Solids: A Primer to the Theoretical Mechanics of Materials is divided into two parts. Part I introduces the basic concepts needed to give both Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of the mechanical response of soft solids. Part II presents two distinct theories of elasticity and their associated theories of viscoelasticity. Seven boundary-value problems are studied over the course of the book, each pertaining to an experiment used to characterize materials. These problems are discussed at the end of each chapter, giving students the opportunity to apply what they learned in the current chapter and to build upon the material in prior chapters.

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“The book starts right at the very beginning of continuum mechanics, i.e., kinematics, deformations, stresses, balances, etc. … The book is meant for seniors and first-year masters students. … It is surely recommendable to researchers working on bio-materials, a field of increasing interest recently.” (Albrecht Bertram, zbMATH, Vol. 1296, 2014)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soft Solids
Book Subtitle
A Primer to the Theoretical Mechanics of Materials
Authors
Series Title
Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03551-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03551-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03550-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37697-4
Series ISSN
2164-3679
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 364
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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