Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

Living Edition
| Editors: Holm Altenbach, Andreas Öchsner


The Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics covers the entire science of continuum mechanics including the mechanics of materials and fluids. The encyclopedia comprises mathematical definitions for continuum mechanical modeling, fundamental physical concepts, mechanical modeling methodology, numerical approaches and many fundamental applications. The modelling and analytical techniques are powerful tools in mechanical civil and areospsace engineering, plus in related fields of plasticity, viscoelasticity and rheology. Tensor-based and reference-frame-independent, continuum mechanics has recently found applications in geophysics and materials.

This three-volume encyclopedia comprises approximately uniform 600 entries.

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgChair of Engineering Mechanics, InstitutMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für MaschinenbauHochschule EsslingenEsslingen am NeckarGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Reference Engineering Reference Module Computer Science and Engineering
  • Number Of Entries 334