Viscoelastic Structures

Viscoelastic Structures : Mechanics of Growth and Aging

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This text covers the four basic problems in the mechanics of viscoelastic solids and structural members: construction of constitutive models for the description of thermoviscoelastic behaviour of polymers; mathematical modelling of manufacturing advanced composite materials; optimal design of structural members and technological processes of their fabrication; and stability analysis for thin-walled structural members driven by time-varying loads. The book aims to familiarize the reader with mathematical models for advanced materials and processes, and demonstrates their applications in modelling and simulating specific manufacturing processes. It also illustrates the effects of material, geometrical and technological parameters on the characteristic features of viscoelastic structrues.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 155 x 233 x 33mm | 989g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 142 b&w illustrations, index
  • 0122222806
  • 9780122222801

Table of contents

Kinematics of continua; constitutive models in linear viscoelasticity; nonlinear constitutive models with infinitesimal strains; nonlinear constitutive models with finitie strains; constitutive relations for thermoviscoelastic media; accretion of ageing viscoelastic media with finite strains; accretion of viscoelastic media with infinitesimal strains; optimization problems for growing viscoelastic media.
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