Non-Linearity and Breakdown in Soft Condensed Matter

Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Calcutta, India 1–9 December 1993

  • Editors
  • Kamal K. Bardhan
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Alex Hansen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 437)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. E. Guyon
    Pages 1-4
  3. J. Duran, T. Mazozi, J. Rajchenbach, E. Clément
    Pages 5-17
  4. Daniel Bideau, F. X. Riguidel, A. Hansen, G. Ristow, X. I. Wu, K. J. Måløy et al.
    Pages 18-27
  5. H. J. Herrmann, E. Flekkøy, K. Nagel, G. Peng, G. Ristow
    Pages 28-39
  6. Jean-Pierre Vilotte, Jean Schmittbuhl, Stéphane Roux
    Pages 54-77
  7. G. Ananthakrishna, Hema Ramachandran
    Pages 78-106
  8. Knut Jørgen Maløy, Liv Furuberg, Einar Hinrichsen, Jens Feder, Torstein Jøssang
    Pages 107-123
  9. M. Chaouchel, N. Rakotomalala, D. Salin, B. Xu, Y. C. Yortsos
    Pages 124-133
  10. Henri Van Damme, Emmanuel Lemaire, Y. Ould, Mohamed Abdelhaye, A. Mourchid, P. Levitz
    Pages 134-150
  11. P. L. Leath, P. M. Duxbury
    Pages 151-170
  12. Mulugeta Bekele, G. Ananthakrishna
    Pages 202-220
  13. L. Benguigui, P. Ron
    Pages 221-234
  14. Stéphane Roux
    Pages 235-247
  15. L. Petitjean, B. Couët
    Pages 248-260
  16. P. M. Hui
    Pages 261-270
  17. Asok K. Sen, Abhijit Kar Gupta
    Pages 271-287
  18. Mustansir Barma, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
    Pages 309-330

About these proceedings


There have been considerable advances in recent times in understanding many common material processes that are of practical importance, such as nonlinear response, fracture, breakdown, earthquakes, packing, and granular flow, that are of immense practical importance. This has been mainly due to new applications of statistical physics, including percolation theory, fractal concepts and self-organized criticality. This collection of articles brings together research in those closely allied fields. It deals with problems in material science involving random geometries and nonlinearity at a mesoscopic scale, where local disorder and nonlinearity influence the global behaviour of cracks, for example, and problems where randomness in time evolution is as crucial as the geometry itself.


Breakdown Complex fluids Earthquake Fractals Granular flow Mesoscopic physics Percolating solids Random composites Sandpile Soft Condensed Matter fracture porous media solids

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58652-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49037-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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