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Continuum Thermomechanics

The Art and Science of Modelling Material Behaviour

  • Gérard A. Maugin
  • Raymonde Drouot
  • François Sidoroff

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 76)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-27
  2. Contributions

    1. Pierre-Antoine Bois, Agnés Kubicki
      Pages 29-42
    2. Maurizio Brocato, Alain Ehrlacher, Philippe Tamagny
      Pages 43-54
    3. Huy Duong Bui, Corinne Guyon, Bernadette Thomas
      Pages 63-74
    4. G. Cailletaud, C. Depoid, D. Massinon, E. Nicouleau-Bourles
      Pages 75-86
    5. M. Cherkaoui, M. Berveiller, E. Patoor
      Pages 101-112
    6. Drapier S., Grandidier J.-C., Jochum C., Potier-Ferry M.
      Pages 125-136
    7. Georges Duvaut, Ghyslaine Terrel
      Pages 137-151
    8. Marcelo Epstein, Gérard A. Maugin
      Pages 153-162
    9. Samuel Forest, Jean-Marc Cardona, Rainer Sievert
      Pages 163-176
    10. H. Lanchon-Ducauquis, F. Biguenet, T. Liraud, E. Csapo, Y. Guemouri
      Pages 197-208
    11. Jean Lemaitre, Ahmed Benallal, René Billardon, Didier Marquis
      Pages 209-223
    12. Ch. Lexcellent, M. L. Boubakar
      Pages 225-236
    13. Daniel Lhuillier
      Pages 237-246
    14. P. Alart, X. Balandraud, A. Chrysochoos, C. Licht, O. Maisonneuve, S. Pagano et al.
      Pages 247-264

About this book


Contributed by world-renowned specialists on the occasion of Paul Germain's 80th birthday, this unique book reflects the foundational works and the intellectual influence of this author. It presents the realm of modern thermomechanics with its extraordinary wealth of applications to the behaviour of materials, whether solid or fluid. The thirty-one contributions follow an easygoing autobiographical sketch by Paul Germain, and highlight the power and richness of a methodological approach to the phenomenology of many materials. This approach combines harmoniously thermodynamics and continuum theory in order to provide exploitable, thermodynamically admissible models of a large variety of behaviours and phenomena, including those of diffusion, thermoelasticity, viscoplasticity, relaxation, hysteresis, wetting, shape-memory effects, growth, phase transitions, stability, fracture, shocks, machining of materials, microstructured solids, complex fluids, etc.
Especially aimed at graduate students, researchers, and engineers in mechanical engineering and materials science, this book also presents the state of the art in an active field of research and opens new horizons in other scientific fields, such as applied mathematics and applied physics, because of the intellectual satisfaction and remarkable efficiency provided by the advocated approach.


Analysis Transformation mechanical engineering model modeling optimization thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gérard A. Maugin
    • 1
  • Raymonde Drouot
    • 2
  • François Sidoroff
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Modélisation en MécaniqueUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Centre de Mécanique de Milieux ContinusUniversité de Versailles-St QuentinVersaillesFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des SystèmesEcole Centrale de LyonEcullyFrance

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