Complementarity, Duality and Symmetry in Nonlinear Mechanics

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium

  • David Y. Gao
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lvii
  2. Ivar Ekeland
    Pages 13-19
  3. Nguyen-Dang Hung, Aimin Yan, Vu Duc Khoi
    Pages 127-148
  4. Xingsi Li, Shaohua Pan
    Pages 167-178
  5. D. Motreanu
    Pages 209-223
  6. Adriana Valentina Busuioc, T. S. Ratiu
    Pages 241-254
  7. J. Joachim Telega, Mohammed Hjiaj, Scott W. Sloan
    Pages 255-275
  8. Masayoshi Tajiri
    Pages 277-287
  9. Claude Vallée, Mohammed Hjiaj, Danièle Fortuné, Géry de Saxcé
    Pages 289-311
  10. Chang-Chun Wu, Zi-Ran Li, Lei Li, G. Yagawa
    Pages 339-353

About these proceedings


Complementarity, duality, and symmetry are closely related concepts, and have always been a rich source of inspiration in human understanding through the centuries, particularly in mathematics and science.
The Proceedings of IUTAM Symposium on Complementarity, Duality, and Symmetry in Nonlinear Mechanics brings together some of world's leading researchers in both mathematics and mechanics to provide an interdisciplinary but engineering flavoured exploration of the field's foundation and state of the art developments. Topics addressed in this book deal with fundamental theory, methods, and applications of complementarity, duality and symmetry in multidisciplinary fields of nonlinear mechanics, including nonconvex and nonsmooth elasticity, dynamics, phase transitions, plastic limit and shakedown analysis of hardening materials and structures, bifurcation analysis, entropy optimization, free boundary value problems, minimax theory, fluid mechanics, periodic soliton resonance, constrained mechanical systems, finite element methods and computational mechanics. A special invited paper presented important research opportunities and challenges of the theoretical and applied mechanics as well as engineering materials in the exciting information age.
Audience: This book is addressed to all scientists, physicists, engineers and mathematicians, as well as advanced students (doctoral and post-doctoral level) at universities and in industry.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David Y. Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7119-7
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9577-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-8689
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-9896
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