Collisions Engineering: Theory and Applications

  • Michel Frémond

Part of the Springer Series in Solid and Structural Mechanics book series (SSSSM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michel Frémond
    Pages 1-3
  3. Federica Caselli, Michel Frémond
    Pages 57-66
  4. Federica Caselli, Michel Frémond
    Pages 67-77
  5. Pierre Argoul, Bachar Kabalan
    Pages 79-144
  6. Michel Frémond
    Pages 145-170
  7. Michel Frémond
    Pages 171-192
  8. Francesco Federico, Michel Frémond
    Pages 193-223
  9. Michel Frémond, Michele Marino
    Pages 225-255
  10. Michel Frémond
    Pages 257-257
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-268

About this book


This book investigates collisions occurring in the motion of solids, in the motion of fluids but also in the motion of pedestrians in crowds. The duration of these presented collisions is short compared to the whole duration of the motion: they are assumed instantaneous. The innovative concept demonstrated in this book is that a system made of two solids, is deformable because their relative position changes. The definition of the velocities of deformation of the system introduced in the classical developments of mechanics, the principle of the virtual work and the laws of thermodynamics, allows a large range of applications such as crowd motions, debris flow motions, and shape memory alloys motions. The set of the applications is even larger: social sciences and mechanics are unified to predict the motion of crowds with application to transport management and to evacuation of theaters management.


Collision Engineering Collisions Solid Mechanics Structural Mechanics Collisions of Solids Collisions of Fluids

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel Frémond
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversita of Rome “Tor Vergata” RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-52694-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-52696-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3511
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-352X
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