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Advances in Extended and Multifield Theories for Continua

  • Bernd Markert

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 59)

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About these proceedings

Introduction

Modern computational techniques, such as the Finite Element Method, have, since their development several decades ago, successfully exploited continuum theories for numerous applications in science and technology. Although standard continuum methods based upon the Cauchy-Boltzmann continuum are still of great importance and are widely used, it increasingly appears that material properties stemming from microstructural phenomena have to be considered. This is particularly true for inhomogeneous load and deformation states, where lower-scale size effects begin to affect the macroscopic material response; something standard continuum theories fail to account for. Following this idea, it is evident that standard continuum mechanics has to be augmented to capture lower-scale structural and compositional phenomena, and to make this information accessible to macroscopic numerical simulations.



Keywords

Applied Mechanics Continuum Theory Extended and Multifield Theories for Continua

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Markert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering) Chair of Continuum MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22738-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22737-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22738-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0816
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