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Nonsmooth Mechanics of Solids

  • Jaroslav Haslinger
  • Georgios E. Stavroulakis

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 485)

About this book


Mechanics have played an important role in mathematics, from infinitesimal calculus, calculus of variations, partial differential equations and numerical methods (finite elements). Originally, mechanics treated smooth objects. Technological progress has evoked the necessity to model and solve more complicated problems, like unilateral contact and friction, plasticity, delamination and adhesion, advanced materials, etc. The new tools include convex analysis, differential calculus for convex functions, and subgradients of convex functions and extensions for nonconvex problems. Nonsmooth mechanics is a relatively complex field, and requires a good knowledge of mechanics and a good background in some parts of modern mathematics. The present volume of lecture notes follows a very successful advanced school, with the aim to cover as much as possible all these aspects. Therefore the contributions cover mechanical aspects as well as the mathematical and numerical treatment.


Calculus of Variations Extension calculus computational mechanics differential equation finite elements friction knowledge mathematics mechanics model numerical methods partial differential equation plasticity solids

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaroslav Haslinger
    • 1
  • Georgios E. Stavroulakis
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Technical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  3. 3.Technical University of BraunschweigGermany

About the editors

Haslinger, Jaroslav. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Stavroulakis, G. E., Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, and Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

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