Computational Reality

Solving Nonlinear and Coupled Problems in Continuum Mechanics

  • Bilen Emek¬†Abali

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Bilen Emek Abali
    Pages 1-110
  3. Bilen Emek Abali
    Pages 111-165
  4. Bilen Emek Abali
    Pages 167-292
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-308

About this book


This book presents the theory of continuum mechanics for mechanical, thermodynamical, and electrodynamical systems. It shows how to obtain governing equations and it applies them by computing the reality. It uses only open-source codes developed under the FEniCS project and includes codes for 20 engineering applications from mechanics, fluid dynamics, applied thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. Moreover, it derives and utilizes the constitutive equations including coupling terms, which allow to compute multiphysics problems by incorporating interactions between primitive variables, namely, motion, temperature, and electromagnetic fields.
An engineering system is described by the primitive variables satisfying field equations that are partial differential equations in space and time. The field equations are mostly coupled and nonlinear, in other words, difficult to solve. In order to solve the coupled, nonlinear system of partial differential equations, the book uses a novel collection of open-source packages developed under the FEniCS project. All primitive variables are solved at once in a fully coupled fashion by using finite difference method in time and finite element method in space.


Solvers in FEniCS Euler-Almansi strain Hamel's strain tensor Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensor Piezoelectric transducer

Authors and affiliations

  • Bilen Emek¬†Abali
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2443-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2444-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-8433
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-8441
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