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Non-smooth thermomechanics. (English) Zbl 0990.80001
Berlin: Springer. xvi, 480 p. (2002).
Providing an introduction to non-smooth thermodynamics and its application to a number of practical problems in mechanics, civil and mechanical engineering, this book appeals to both students (at a graduate level) and researchers.
In the introductory chapters 1-5, fundamental concepts of non-smooth thermodynamics are derived, and the necessary background material needed to deal with mechanics involving non-smooth constraints and/or discontinuities are given.
Chapters 6-14 deal with applications ranging from collisions of deformable solids, shape memory alloys, soil freezing and solid-liquid phase changes to fibre-reinforced materials.
The reader is assumed to have a certain mathematical background; an appendix, however, summarizes concepts which might not belong to a ‘standard’ background. The text is illustrated with many figures and tables. 256 references provide links to further reading.

MSC:
80-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to classical thermodynamics
74A15 Thermodynamics in solid mechanics
80A17 Thermodynamics of continua
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