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Thermomechanics of Continua


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 1-10
  3. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 11-33
  4. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 34-47
  5. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 48-70
  6. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 71-98
  7. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 99-127
  8. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 128-140
  9. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 141-172
  10. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 173-190
  11. Krzysztof Wilmański
    Pages 191-222
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 223-274

About this book


This textbook is for engineering and physics students and contains, in a concise form, the foundations of both continuum mechanics and modern continuum thermodynamics. It originates from numerous courses delivered by the author at various universities. In contrast to other books on these subjects, it is self-contained and has examples and remarks scattered throughout the text to illustrate the chosen procedures or definitions. Also exercises help the reader to understand the applicability and the limitations of thermodynamical models. The book is an excellent introduction to rational extended thermodynamics.


continuum mechanics entropy fluid material science materials mechanics nonlinear thermodynamics stability stress structure thermodynamics thermomechanics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungsgruppe KontinuumsmechanikWeierstrass-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und StochastikBerlinGermany

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From the reviews
"The subjects presented in this book are treated accurately and specific results are derived which have appeared in the recent literature. Hence the book is recommended both for basic notions of thermomechanics of continua and for updated developments of some topics such as hyperbolicity of field equations, Maxwellian fluids, second sound, porous materials. The book is certainly useful for students and researchers in mathematics, physics and engineering." (Meccanica, 1999)