Mechanics - Books and Journals

Materials mechanics is a subdiscipline of materials science that deals with the defined deformation of materials to achieve anisotropic mechanical properties. For example, the mechanical strength of plastics is increased by placing them under tensile stress. The contact surface with the macromolecules becomes larger and the secondary bond stronger as a result. These and other techniques are the subjects of our books and journals on materials mechanics. Our publications include the journal Nonlinear Dynamics, the series Solid Mechanics and its Applications and the Handbook of Damage Mechanics.