Mechanical Behaviour of Materials

Volume I: Elasticity and Plasticity

  • Dominique François
  • André Pineau
  • André Zaoui

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dominique François, André Pineau, André Zaoui
    Pages 1-60
  3. Dominique François, André Pineau, André Zaoui
    Pages 61-122
  4. Dominique François, André Pineau, André Zaoui
    Pages 123-283
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-440

About this book


Advances in technology are demanding ever-increasing mastery over the materials being used: the challenge is to gain a better understanding of their behaviour, and more particularly of the relations between their microstructure and their macroscopic properties. This two-volume work, of which this is the first volume, aims to provide the means by which this challenge may be met. Starting from the mechanics of deformation, it develops the laws governing macroscopic behaviour - expressed as the constitutive equations - always taking account of the physical phenomena which underlie rheological behaviour. The most recent developments are presented, in particular those concerning heterogeneous materials such as metallic alloys, polymers and composites. Each chapter is devoted to one of the major classes of material behaviour. As the subtitles indicate, Volume I deals with elasticity and plasticity and Volume II with viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, damage phenomena, and the mechanics of fracture and of contact. Annexes to Volume I give the relevant basic tools and techniques of continuous-media mechanics, crystallography and phase changes. Most of the chapters end with a set of exercises, to many of which either the full solution or hints on how to obtain this are given; each volume is profusely illustrated with explanatory diagrams and with electron-microscope photographs.
Mechanics of Material Behaviour grew out of the Paris Diplome d'Études Approfondies (DEA, Advanced Studies Diploma) in Mechanics and Materials. In addition to Diploma-level students, it is addressed to students reading for a first degree in engineering, practising engineers and research workers in this field. The treatment is mathematical but the mathematical arguments should not prove difficult; the real difficulties of the subject stem from the frequent and considerable changes of scale that have to be appreciated and the need to acquire a firm grasp of the underlying physics.


Metall composite damage deformation fracture heterogeneous material materials mechanics metal plasticity polymers

Authors and affiliations

  • Dominique François
    • 1
  • André Pineau
    • 2
  • André Zaoui
    • 3
  1. 1.École Centrale de ParisChatenay-MalabryFrance
  2. 2.École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de ParisParisFrance
  3. 3.École PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6207-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5246-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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