On a Global Differential Geometric Approach to the Rational Mechanics of Deformable Media

  • E. Binz
  • D. Socolescu


In the past the rational mechanics of deformable media was largely concerned with materials governed by linear constitutive equations. In recent years, the theory has expanded considerably towards covering materials for which the constitutive equations are inherently nonlinear, and/or whose mechanical properties resemble in some respects those of a fluid and in others those of a solid (cf[Tr,No],[Le,Fi]).


Principal Bundle Force Density Soap Bubble Hodge Decomposition Deformable Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Binz
    • 1
  • D. Socolescu
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikUniversität Mannheim Seminargebäude A. 5Germany
  2. 2.Fachbereich MathematikUniversität Kaiserslautern Erwin-Schrödinger-StraßeKaiserslauternGermany

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