Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Materials

  • Peter┬áHaupt

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
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    Pages 1-6
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    Pages 75-117
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    Pages 119-154
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    Pages 155-176
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    Pages 177-250
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    Pages 317-344
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    Pages 345-395
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    Pages 397-434
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    Pages 509-618
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 619-643

About this book


This treatise attempts to portray the ideas and general principles of the theory of materials within the framework of phenomenological continuum mechanics. It is a well-written mathematical introduction to classical continuum mechanics and deals with concepts such as elasticity, plasticity, viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity in nonlinear materials. The aim of a general theory of material behaviour is to provide a classified range of possibilities from which a user can select the constitutive model that applies best. The book will be invaluable to graduate students of materials science in engineering and in physics. The new edition includes additional analytical methods in the classical theory of viscoelasticity. This leads to a new theory of finite linear viscoelasticity of incompressible isotropic materials. Anisotropic viscoplasticity is completely reformulated and extended to a general constitutive theory that covers crystal plasticity as a special case.


Continuum Mechanics Elasticity Materials Science Mathematical Physics Plasticity Theory of Materials Thermomechanics Viscoelasticity model modeling thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter┬áHaupt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07718-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04775-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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