Continuum Mechanics Basics, Introduction and Notations
Continuum mechanics is the branch of mechanics that seeks to describe the mechanical behavior of bodies in terms of fields.
Continuum mechanics is a theory thats seeks to describe the mechanical behavior of bodies in terms of fields, presuming a continuous distribution of matter in space. It is classically divided into three parts, namely, kinematics, general balances, and material modeling.
Kinematics is the geometry of deformable solids, concerned with defining appropriate deformation measures that are extracted, for example, from the displacement field of a body. These deformation measures enter the material modeling, which specify the stress tensor field for a given movement of a body. The latter has to satisfy the local balances of momentum and moment of momentum. Thus, the overall structure is Open image in new windowwhere the second line is the specification of the first line for small-strain linear...
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