Soft and Biological Matter

Rheophysics

Matter in all its States

Authors: Coussot, Philippe

  • Written by a leading expert on rheology and fluid mechanics
  • Provides a deep understanding of the deformation and flow of soft matter
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This book presents a unified view of the physicochemical origin of the mechanical behaviour of gases, simple solids and liquids, suspensions, polymers, emulsions, foams, and granular materials, along with techniques for measuring that behaviour. Besides molecular materials in all their classical gaseous, solid, or liquid states, we deal daily with a number of other materials made of coarser elements such as polymers, cells, grains, bubbles, and droplets. They take on the familiar appearance of paints, inks, cements, muds, foams, emulsions, toothpastes, gels, etc. These materials exhibit complex structures and sometimes amazing types of mechanical behaviour, often intermediate between those of a simple liquid and a simple solid. From a practical standpoint, the aim is to analyze their internal evolution (aging, restructuring, phase separation, etc.), then to formulate these materials in accordance with the desired properties, and thereby devise new materials. With that aim in mind, it is crucial to understand how these materials deform or flow, depending on the interactions and structures formed by the elements they contain. This book is intended for students as well as more advanced researchers in mechanics, physics, chemistry, and biology. The mathematical formalism is reduced in order to focus on physical explanations.

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Philippe Coussot is a researcher at the Laboratoire Navier and Director of the Education and Research Chair for the Saint-Gobain-Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. His studies concern the physical and mechanical properties of pasty or granular materials. He has already four books to his name and boasts an impressive list of honours, including the Maurice Couette Award of the French Society of Rheology (2009), the 2007 Award of the French magazine La Recherche (2007), the Schoemaker Award of the International Association of Hydraulic Research (1996).

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“This exceptionally clear textbook on rheology by Philippe Coussot represents a basic complement for undergraduate and graduate courses of materials physics and chemistry for both the degrees of Materials Science and Materials Engineering. The author owes the outstanding cross-disciplinary quality of the book to his personal experience in applied research related to civil engineering. … a good teacher can easily expand finding in any case the appropriate seed in this excellent book.” (Giorgio Benedek, Il Nuovo Saggiatore, en.sif.it, Vol. 31 (1-2), 2015)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rheophysics
Book Subtitle
Matter in all its States
Authors
Series Title
Soft and Biological Matter
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06148-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06148-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06147-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38016-2
Series ISSN
2213-1736
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
126 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original French edition published by EDP Sciences, Les Ulis, France, 2012
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