Mechanics of Soft Materials

  • Konstantin Volokh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


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

The new edition includes a new chapter on fractures as well as numerous corrections, clarifications and new solutions. Based on a graduate course taught for the past few years at Technion, it presents original explanations for a number of standard materials, and features detailed examples to complement all topics discussed.


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

Authors and affiliations

  • Konstantin Volokh
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  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8370-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8371-7
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