By Bettina Albers
The contributions to the ebook challenge a variety of features of extension of classical continuum types. those extensions are regarding the looks of microstructures either traditional in addition to those created through techniques. To the 1st category belong numerous thermodynamic types of multicomponent structures reminiscent of porous fabrics, composites, fabrics with microscopic heterogeneities. To the second one category belong essentially microstructures created by means of section changes. Invited authors conceal either fields of thermodynamic modeling and mathematical research of such continua with microstructure. specifically the subsequent matters are lined:
- thermodynamic modeling of saturated and unsaturated porous and granular media,
- linear and nonlinear waves in such fabrics,
- extensions of constitutive legislation through inner variables, better gradients and nonequilibrium fields,
- stochastic strategies in porous and fractal fabrics,
- thermodynamic modeling of composite fabrics,
- mathematical research of multicomponent structures,
- phase ameliorations in solids.
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Continuous Media with Microstructure by Bettina Albers