General introduction

Kolumban Hutter, Ana Ursescu, Alfons A.F. van de Ven

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With the boundaries of physical science expanding rapidly, present day engineers must necessarily assimilate information and knowledge of subjects that continue to become more and more complex. In the study of the nature and mechanical behavior of engineering materials, however, their knowledge seldom progresses beyond the level of elementary theory of elasticity and viscous fluids and the basic concepts of the theory of plasticity and viscoelasticity. More esoteric theories of material behavior and the interaction with various fields are generally left out of consideration or soon abolished as being mathematically intractable or economically unjustifiable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectromagnetic Field Matter Interactions in Thermoelastic Solids and Viscous Fluids
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450


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