Constitutive Laws and Microstructure

Proceedings of the Seminar Wissenschaftskolleg — Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, February 23–24, 1987

  • David R. Axelrad
  • Wolfgang Muschik
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Thermodynamics of Materials

  3. Stochastic Processes and Material Behaviour

  4. Constitutive Relations for Simple Fluids and Microphysics of Solids

  5. Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. David R. Axelrad, Wolfgang Muschik
      Pages 175-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-206

About these proceedings


A special survey of the extensive field of Constitutive Laws is given in 11 lectures, divided into three parts: Thermodynamics of Materials, Stochastic Processes and Material Behaviour, Constitutive Relations for Simple Fluids and Microphysics of Solids. The collection of lectures comprehends a novel survey of thermodynamical constitutive theories, and contributions to material theories with after-effects including experiments, stochastic constitutive laws, molecular dynamics for simulating material properties, electrodynamical constitutive properties, and thermodynamic and microphysical modelling of polymers. The selected lectures emphasize the microstructural aspect of constitutive laws, and this collection presents a new facet of constitutive laws.


Markov calculus composite dynamics model modeling molecular dynamics physics plasticity polymers simulation thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Axelrad
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Muschik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Institut for Theoretical PhysicsTechnical University of BerlinBerlin 12Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83305-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83303-8
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