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Plasticity: A Treatise on Finite Deformation of Heterogeneous Inelastic Materials (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)

Plasticity: A Treatise on Finite Deformation of Heterogeneous Inelastic Materials (Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics)

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S. Nemat-Nasser
Cambridge University Press, 2004-12-02
EAN 9780521839792, ISBN10: 0521839793

Hardcover, 760 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 4 cm

Providing a basic foundation for advanced graduate study and research in the mechanics of solids, this treatise contains a systematic development of the fundamentals of finite inelastic deformations of heterogeneous materials. The book combines the mathematical rigour of solid mechanics with the physics-based micro-structural understanding of the material science, to present a coherent picture of finite inelastic deformation of single and polycrystalline metals, over broad ranges of strain rates and temperatures. It also includes a similarly rigourous and experimentally based development of the quasi-static deformation of cohesionless granular materials that support the applied loads through contact friction. Every effort has been made to provide a thorough treatment of the subject, rendering the book accessible to students in solid mechanics and in the mechanics of materials. This is the only book that integrates rigourous mathematical description of finite deformations seamlessly with mechanisms based on micromechanics in order to produce useful results with relevance to practical problems.

"A very valuable, incredibly comprehensive account of finite inelastic deformation of heterogenous materials. Each chapter is extremely rich in detail and helpful background information. Thereby the exposition is physically and mathematically rigorous. It provides the reader with all he could possibly ask for to either embark from scratch into or intensify previous research in the field of plasticity."
Paul Steinmann, Mathematical Reviews