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Notes on Continuum Mechanics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 1-7
  3. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 9-144
  4. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 145-244
  5. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 245-268
  6. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 269-284
  7. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 285-340
  8. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 341-374
  9. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 375-422
  10. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 423-464
  11. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 465-546
  12. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 547-585
  13. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 587-633
  14. Eduardo W. V. Chaves
    Pages 635-658
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 659-673

About this book


This publication is aimed at students, teachers, and researchers of Continuum Mechanics and focused extensively on stating and developing Initial Boundary Value equations used to solve physical problems. With respect to notation, the tensorial, indicial and Voigt notations have been used indiscriminately.


The book is divided into twelve chapters with the following topics: Tensors, Continuum Kinematics, Stress, The Objectivity of Tensors, The Fundamental Equations of Continuum Mechanics, An Introduction to Constitutive Equations, Linear Elasticity, Hyperelasticity, Plasticity (small and large deformations), Thermoelasticity (small and large deformations), Damage Mechanics (small and large deformations), and An Introduction to Fluids. Moreover, the text is supplemented with over 280 figures, over 100 solved problems, and 130 references.


constitutive equations continuum mechanics damage mechanics fundamental equations kinematics linear elasticity nonlinear solid mechanics plasticity tensor analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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From the reviews:

“The book is meant as a textbook for master and doctoral students and researchers. It is based on lecture notes of civil engineering courses of the author given at the University of Castillia-La Mancha (Spain). So the reader can expect a careful and detailed introduction to the subject without too much novelty. … The book is perhaps helpful for those readers who have already a strong background in continuum mechanics and want to find additional information on topics … .” (Albrecht Bertram, zbMATH, Vol. 1277, 2014)