Recent Developments in Micromechanics

Proceedings of the Mini-Symposium on Micromechanics at the CSME Mechanical Engineering Forum 1990 June 3–9, 1990, University of Toronto, Canada

  • D. R. Axelrad
  • W. Muschik

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard E. Meyer
      Pages 35-42
  3. Micromechanics of Alloys

  4. Micro-Continuum Mechanics

  5. Stochastic and Experimental Micromechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. D. R. Axelrad, M. R. Kamal, W. Frydrychowicz
      Pages 147-161
    3. James W. Provan, Steven R. Bohn
      Pages 162-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 204-204

About these proceedings


This volume contains the lectures presented at the mini-symposium on "Micromechanics" held in conjunction with the CSME Mechanical Engineer­ ing Forum 1990 between the 3rd and 8th June, 1990 at the University of Toronto, Canada. The expressed purpose of this symposium was to discuss some recent developments in the Micromechanics of Materials and how ad­ vances in this field now relate to the solution of practical engineer­ ing problems. Due to the time limit set for this section of the Engineer­ ing Forum as well as the restriction on the number of papers to be pre­ sented, it was not possible to cover a much wider range of topics. How­ ever, an attempt was made to include the most important advances asso­ ciated with the progress made in micromechanics in its application to material science and engineering over the past decade. Thus, the topics are concerned with: the fundamental aspects of the thermodynamics of structured solids (part I), - the micromechanical behaviour of alloys (part II), - the modelling of the material behaviour on the basis of continuum theory (part III), and finally the important new approach to the characterization of various mate­ rials and their responses to external agencies by the use of proba­ bilistic micromechanics (part IV). We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Prof. F. P. J. Rimrott, and the President of the CSME, Prof. T. S.


Festkörper Mikromechanik Thermodynamik von Festkörpern constitutive equations dynamics mechanics micromechanics modeling science thermodynamics thermodynamics of structures solids

Editors and affiliations

  • D. R. Axelrad
    • 1
  • W. Muschik
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische Physik PN 7-1Technische Universität BerlinBerlin 12Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84334-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84332-7
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