Continuum Methods of Physical Modeling

Continuum Mechanics, Dimensional Analysis, Turbulence

  • Kolumban Hutter
  • Klaus Jöhnk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 1-6
  3. Continuum Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 9-50
    3. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 51-92
    4. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 93-114
    5. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 115-138
    6. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 139-241
    7. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 243-252
    8. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 253-335
  4. Dimensional Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 339-392
    3. Kolumban Hutter, Klaus Jöhnk
      Pages 393-419
  5. Turbulence

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 603-636

About this book


The authors give an introduction into continuum thermomechanics, the methods of dimensional analysis and turbulence modeling. All these themes belong today to the everyday working method of not only environmental physicists but equally also those engineers, who are confronted with continuous systems of solid and fluid mechanics, soil mechanics and generally the mechanics and thermodynamics of heterogeneous systems. Here the reader finds a rigorous mathematical presentation of the material which is also seen as the foundation for environmentally related physics like oceanography, limnology, glaciology, climate dynamics and other topics in geophysics. Even though it is hoped that the book will also be used as a source book by researchers in the broad field of continuum physics, its intention is essentially to form a basis for teaching for upper level students majoring in mechanics, mathematics, physics and the classical engineering sciences. The intention is to equip the reader with the ability to understand the complex nonlinear modeling in material behaviour and turbulence closure as well as to derive or invent his own models.


Continuum Mechanics Dimensional Analysis Material Equations Mixtures Phase ransition Reynolds Stress Models fluid mechanics geophysics phase Transition thermodynamics turbulence

Authors and affiliations

  • Kolumban Hutter
    • 1
  • Klaus Jöhnk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für MechanikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.FNWI/IBEDUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05831-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06402-3
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