Basic equations of continuum mechanics

Merodio, J. and Ogden, R. (2020) Basic equations of continuum mechanics. In: Merodio, J. and Ogden, R. (eds.) Constitutive Modelling of Solid Continua. Series: Solid mechanics and its applications (262). Springer: Cham, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-3-030-31546-7 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-31547-4_1)

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This first chapter of the volume on Constitutive Modelling of Solid Continua sets out briefly the main concepts of general continuum mechanics without reference to specific material behaviour as a backdrop for the detailed descriptions of different types of material behaviour that are contained in the remaining chapters. The focus is therefore on the fundamental ideas of kinematics of a continuum (deformation and motion), the global balance equations governing the motion of a general continuum, stress and the energy balance equation and the derivation of the local governing equations, including mass conservation and the equation of motion. For the most part, detailed proofs are not provided and reference is made to standard texts for more details since this volume is aimed at researchers who have a reasonable background in continuum mechanics and wish to widen the scope of their knowledge in different areas of solid mechanics.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ogden, Professor Raymond
Authors: Merodio, J., and Ogden, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Published Online:14 November 2019

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