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Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Editor-in-Chief: Andreas Öchsner

ISSN: 0935-1175 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0959 (electronic version)

Journal no. 161

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Founding Editors
K. Hutter, I. Müller


Andreas Öchsner
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Kanalstrasse 33
73728 Esslingen

Advisory Editor

Holm Altenbach
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik
Institut für Mechanik
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg


Sergey Aleksandrov
Institute for Problems in Mechanics
Russian Academy of Science
101-1 Prospect Vernadskogo
119526 Moscow

Special fields:
Plasticity theory, fracture mechanics

Arkadi Berezovski
Centre for Nonlinear Studies
Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology
Akadeemia tee, 21
12618 Tallinn

Special fields:

Stefan Diebels
Universität des Saarlandes
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik
Campus A4 2
66123 Saarbrücken

Special fields:
Extended and multiphase contiuna, numerical methods

Lawrence C. Evans
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Special fields:
Nonlinear partial differential equations, calculus of variations

M. Gregory Forest
Departments of Mathematics & Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Advanced Materials
Nanoscience & Technology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
NC 27599-3250

Special fields:
Non-Newtonian fluids, anisotropic materials, homogenization, liquid crystals, nanostructured materials

Samuel Forest
Mines ParisTech
Centre des Matériaux
BP 87
91003 Evry Cedex

Special fields:
Mechanics of generalized continua, Crystal plasticity, Computational Homogenization

Alexander B. Freidin
Russian Academy of Science
Institute of Problems in Mechanical Engineering
V.O., Bolshoy pr. 61
St. Petersburg, 199178

Special fields:
Nonlinear elasticity, stress-assist phase and chemical transformations, micromechanics

Huajian Gao
School of Engineering
Brown University
610 Barus & Holley
182 Hope Street
Providence, RI, 02912

Special fields:
Micromechanics, fracture, mechanics of biological systems

Serge N. Gavrilov
Russian Academy of Science
Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering
V.O., Bolshoy pr. 61
St. Petersburg, 199178

Special fields:
Elastodynamics, phase transitions, constitutive equations

Klaus Hackl
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Mechanik
Ruhr Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150/Geb. IA/3/125
44780 Bochum

Special fields:
Elasticity, plasticity, microstructured materials, numerical methods

Francesco dell'Isola
Università di Roma La Sapienza
International Research Center for Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems MEMOCS
Via Eudossiana 18
00184 Roma

Special fields:
Lagrangian methods in mechanics, capillary fluids, thermomechanics of phase transition and surface phenomena, smart materials and structures

Michael Johlitz

Universität der Bundeswehr München
Institut für Mechanik
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg

Special Fields:

Oliver Kastner
Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin
(German language:
Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH Hameln/Emmerthal)
Am Ohrberg 1
D-31860 Emmerthal

Special fields:
Thermodynamics of Materials, solid state phase transitions, first principles materials modeling, shape memory alloys

Jose' L. Lage
Mechanical Engineering Department
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering
Southern Methodist University
3101 Dyer St, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75205

Special fields:
Conduction & convection, multiphase processes, heat transfer in porous media, cooling of avionics
incompressible laminar & turbulent flows, flow through porous media, alveolar respiration, absorption processes

Marcelo de Lemos
Departamento de Energia - IEME
Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica
ITA 12228-900
Sao Jose dos Campos – SP

Special fields:
Turbulence modeling, computational fluid dynamics, porous media, heat transfer,
turbulent combustion

Giulo Lorenzini
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Parma
Parco Area delle Scienze no.181/A
Parma 43124

Special fields:
Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, bio-fluid dynamics, numerical description, mathematical modelling, heat transfer and geometry optimisation

Stephan Luckhaus
Institut für Mathematik
Universität Leipzig
Augustusplatz 10-11
04109 Leipzig

Special fields:
Free boundary problems, calculus of variations, groundwater flow, surface tension driven evolution

W. H. Müller
Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät V – Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme
Sekretariat MS 02
Einsteinufer 5
10587 Berlin

Special fields:
Experimental mechanics - in particular miniature testing techniques, applications of continuum theory, fracture and damage of materials and structures

Patrizio Neff
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Mathematik
Thea-Leymann-Straße 9
45127 Essen

Special fields:
Generalized continua, plates and shells, plasticity theory, calculus of variations, generalized Korn's inequalities

Dave Srolovitz
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
NJ 08544-5263

Special fields:
Atomistic modeling, crystal defects, microstructure

Henning Struchtrup
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Victoria
Victoria BC V8W 3P6

Special fields:
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, transport theory

Manuel Torrilhon
RWTH Aachen
Center for Computatinal Engineering Science
Rogowski Building
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen

Special fields:
Thermodynamics of gases and plasmas, kinetic theory, magnetohydrodynamics, numerical methods

Peter Ván
Department of Theoretical Physics
Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, HAS
Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33
P. O. Box 49, H-1525 Hungary
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Energy Engineering
Budapest, Bertalan Lajos u. 4-6
P. O. Box 91, H-1521

Special fields:
Ordinary, weakly nonlocal and non-equilibrium thermodynamics

Kerstin Weinberg
Universität Siegen
Fachbereich 11 Maschinenbau
Institut für Mechanik und Regelungstechnik
Paul-Bonatz-Straße 9-11
57076 Siegen

Special fields:
Solid Mechanics at high velocities, coupled fields and phase field problems, variational methods

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