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4. Theory of Continuum Mechanics

  • Frank B. Sachse
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2966)

Abstract

Continuum mechanics is a field of physics, which deals with deformation and flow in a continuous medium under the influence of forces. The continuous medium occupies a spatial region with boundaries and an assigned volume. Boundaries and volume may be a function of time. Whereas the term deformation describes a change of the medium’s shape starting from an initial configuration to a subsequent configuration, the term flow describes the continuing state of the medium’s motion [27].

Keywords

Strain Tensor Deformation Gradient Incremental Displacement Virtual Displacement Material Tensor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

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  • Frank B. Sachse

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