4. Theory of Continuum Mechanics
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 .
KeywordsStrain Tensor Deformation Gradient Incremental Displacement Virtual Displacement Material Tensor
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.