Configurational Mechanics of Materials

  • Reinhold Kienzler
  • Gérard A. Maugin

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 427)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-ix
  2. Gérard A. Maugin, Carmine Trimarco
    Pages 55-128
  3. Carmine Trimarco, Gérard A. Maugin
    Pages 129-171
  4. A. Chudnovsky, S. Preston
    Pages 273-307

About this book


In several applications it is well recognized that all materials, on some scale, cannot be regarded as perfect continua. They rather contain a variety of numerous defects, such as micro-cracks, inclusions, vacancies, voids, dislocations, etc. To characterize such defects, the notion of "force” acting on a "defect” in the material needs to be introduced which leads to a whole engineering science of "Configurational Mechanics of Materials”. The lecture notes cover the numerous elements of configurational mechanics, including mathematical foundations, linear and nonlinear elasticity and continuum mechanics, coupled fields, fracture mechanics, as well as strength-of-materials.


continuum mechanics elasticity fracture mechanics material materials mechanics mechanics of materials nonlinear elasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhold Kienzler
    • 1
  • Gérard A. Maugin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BremenGermany
  2. 2.Pierre et Marie Curie UniversityFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-83338-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2576-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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