Creep Mechanics

  • Josef Betten

About this book


Provides a short survey of recent advances in the mathematical modelling of the mechanical behavior of anisotropic solids under creep conditions, including principles, methods, and applications of tensor functions. Some examples for practical use are discussed, as well as experiments by the author to test the validity of the modelling. The monograph offers an overview of other experimental investigations in creep mechanics. Rules for specifying irreducible sets of tensor invariants, scalar coefficients in constitutive and evolutional equations, and tensorial interpolation methods are also explained.

The second edition includes a CD-ROM containing the examples and algorithms in more detail and the appendant figures in color. The text has been re-examined and improved throughout.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Josef Betten
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical Models in Material Science and Continuum MechanicsTechnical University AachenAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23204-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27202-1
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