Advances in Soft Matter Mechanics

  • Shaofan Li
  • Bohua Sun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jiun-Shyan Chen, Chung-Hao Lee, Hailong Teng, Hankui Wang
    Pages 1-53
  3. Xiaowei Zeng, Shaofan Li, Bo Ren
    Pages 95-117
  4. Amir Reza Zamiri, Suvranu De
    Pages 197-212
  5. Jianlin Liu, Re Xia
    Pages 259-276
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-298

About this book


"Advances in Soft Matter Mechanics" is a compilation and selection of recent works in soft matter mechanics by a group of active researchers in the field. The main objectives of this book are first to disseminate the latest developments in soft matter mechanics in the field of applied and computational mechanics, and second to introduce soft matter mechanics as a sub-discipline of soft matter physics. As an important branch of soft matter physics, soft matter mechanics has developed rapidly in recent years. A number of the novel approaches discussed in this book are unique, such as the coarse grained finite element method for modeling colloidal adhesion, entropic elasticity, meshfree simulations of liquid crystal elastomers, simulations of DNA, etc. The book is intended for researchers and graduate students in the field of mechanics, condensed matter physics and biomaterials.

Dr. Shaofan Li is a professor of the University of California-Berkeley, U.S.A; Dr. Bohua Sun is a professor of Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Shaofan Li
    • 1
  • Bohua Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Mechanics, Smart Structures and MicrosystemsCape Peninsula University of TechnologyBellville, Cape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Higher Education Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19372-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19373-6
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