ABSTRACT

Exploring recent developments in continuum mechanics, Configurational Forces: Thermomechanics, Physics, Mathematics, and Numerics presents the general framework for configurational forces. It also covers a range of applications in engineering and condensed matter physics. The author presents the fundamentals of accepted standard continuum mechanics

Introduction. Standard Continuum Mechanics. Eshelbian Mechanics for Elastic Bodies. Field Theory. Canonical Thermomechanics of Complex Continua. Local Structural Rearrangements of Matter and Eshelby Stress. Discontinuities and Eshelby Stresses. Singularities and Eshelby Stresses. Generalized Continua. Systems with Mass Changes and/or Diffusion. Electromagnetic Materials. Application to Nonlinear Waves. Numerical Applications. More on Eshelby-Like Problems and Solutions. Bibliography. Index.