Mechanics of Soft Materials

  • Konstantin Volokh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 153-155

About this book


This book provides a concise introduction to soft matter modelling. It offers an up-to-date review of continuum mechanical description of soft and biological materials from the basics to the latest scientific materials.  It includes multi-physics descriptions, such as chemo-, thermo-, electro- mechanical coupling.

It derives from a graduate course at Technion that has been established in recent years. It presents original explanations for some standard materials and features elaborated examples on all topics throughout the text. PowerPoint lecture notes can be provided to instructors.



Hyperelasticity Ogden material Anisotropic elasticity Fung’s model Viscoelasticity Textbook soft matter mechanics Flory decomposition Chemo-mechanical coupling Electro-mechanical coupling

Authors and affiliations

  • Konstantin Volokh
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engineering, Technion CityTechnionHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1598-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1599-1
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