Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Continuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century

A Concise Historical Perspective

Authors: Maugin, Gerard A

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  • Emphasizes the development of a more realistic modelling of deformable solids
  • Exploits new mathematical tools                                   
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This overview of the development of continuum mechanics throughout the twentieth century is unique and ambitious. Utilizing a historical perspective, it combines an exposition on the technical progress made in the field and a marked interest in the role played by remarkable individuals and scientific schools and institutions on a rapidly evolving social background. It underlines the newly raised technical questions and their answers, and the ongoing reflections on the bases of continuum mechanics associated, or in competition, with other branches of the physical sciences, including thermodynamics. The emphasis is placed on the development of a more realistic modeling of deformable solids and the exploitation of new mathematical tools. The book presents a balanced appraisal of advances made in various parts of the world. The author contributes his technical expertise, personal recollections, and international experience to this general overview, which is very informative albeit concise.

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“This work is a gem. It is a must read for students and practitioners of continuum mechanics of solids who are interested in the historical development of the discipline and its current growth directions. … The historical scope is breathtaking, as the author takes the reader on a grand tour that is both historical and geographical. The tour is also professional and personal. … the book is well written and a very welcome contribution to the field.” (Meir Shillor, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2014)

“This book … is a great read about the historical development of continuum mechanics. … Researchers and practitioners in science and engineering should enjoy this historical survey of the developments that led to the unified theories in continuum mechanics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (R. N. Laoulache, Choice, Vol. 51 (5), January, 2014)

“A short review of prehistory of continuum mechanics till the end of the 19th century to give the starting point or the state of art at the turn of the century. … we can highly recommend this book to anyone working in the field.” (Albrecht Bertram, zbMATH, Vol. 1277, 2014)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Land Clearers and the “Classics”

    Maugin, Gérard A.

    Pages 1-17

  • Transition to the 20th Century

    Maugin, Gérard A.

    Pages 19-30

  • Rheology and Nonlinear Elasticity

    Maugin, Gérard A.

    Pages 31-50

  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Spirit

    Maugin, Gérard A.

    Pages 51-59

  • Axiomatization and Thermo-Mechanics

    Maugin, Gérard A.

    Pages 61-77

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Continuum Mechanics Through the Twentieth Century
Book Subtitle
A Concise Historical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
196
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6353-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6353-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6352-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9694-2
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 314
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