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Methods and Tastes in Modern Continuum Mechanics

To the Memory of Donald E. Carlson

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  • Presents new research findings in a variety of areas in modern continuum mechanics
  • Commemorates a famous scientist in his field
  • Appeals to readers with both a practical and theoretical interest

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About this book

This book is dedicated to the memory of Donald E. Carlson, who enjoyed a long distinguished career as a Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; he influenced the mechanics community through his teachings, publications and interactions. The book disseminates unique research investigations which give breadth and depth to the field of continuum mechanics and provide a vision for future advancements. The common bond of Don's publications was his sound theoretical developments and fundamental insight. He carefully delineated the principal roles of kinematics, conservation laws (including the second law of thermodynamics) and constitutive assumptions not only in his discussions and writings about fundamentals in mechanics but also in his work on the formulation of initial-boundary value problems that arise in modeling the behavior of elastic and thermoelastic bodies. This book expands this lucid practice by applying these roles to model a plethora of physical phenomena on the foundations and applications of modern continuum mechanics.

This is a hardbound spinoff edition previously published in the Journal of Elasticity, volumes 104 and 105, 2011.


  • Constitutive behavior
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Donald E. Carlson
  • Elasticity
  • Rational Thermodynamics
  • Solid Mechanics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

    Roger Fosdick

  • Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Eliot Fried

  • Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA

    Daniel Tortorelli

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Methods and Tastes in Modern Continuum Mechanics

  • Book Subtitle: To the Memory of Donald E. Carlson

  • Authors: Roger Fosdick, Eliot Fried, Daniel Tortorelli

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Businees Media BV 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-1883-8Published: 15 September 2011

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-7885-5Published: 23 August 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 818

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