Continuum Mechanics using Mathematica®: Fundamentals, by Antonio Romano, Addolorata Marasco

By Antonio Romano, Addolorata Marasco

This textbook's methodological technique familiarizes readers with the mathematical instruments required to properly outline and resolve difficulties in continuum mechanics. protecting crucial ideas and primary functions, this moment variation of Continuum Mechanics utilizing Mathematica® offers an effective foundation for a deeper examine of tougher and really good difficulties relating to nonlinear elasticity, polar continua, combos, piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, magneto-fluid mechanics and country alterations (see A. Romano, A. Marasco, Continuum Mechanics: complex subject matters and study traits, Springer (Birkhäuser), 2010, ISBN 978-0-8176-4869-5). Key themes and lines: * Concise presentation moves a stability among basics and functions * considered necessary mathematical history rigorously accrued in introductory chapters and one appendix * fresh advancements highlighted via assurance of extra major functions to parts corresponding to wave propagation, fluid mechanics, porous media, linear elasticity. This moment version expands the foremost subject matters and contours to incorporate: * new functions of fluid dynamics: meteorology and navigation * New routines on the finish of the present chapters * The programs are rewritten for Mathematica nine Continuum Mechanics utilizing Mathematica®: basics, functions and medical Computing is aimed toward complicated undergraduates, graduate scholars and researchers in utilized arithmetic, mathematical physics and engineering. it could actually function a path textbook or self-study reference for an individual looking an exceptional beginning in continuum mechanics.

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E3 / ! E3 /. Later, we will prove that, in the presence of small deformations of an elastic system, the deformation state is described by a symmetric 2-tensor Ehk , while the corresponding stress state is expressed by another symmetric tensor Thk . Moreover, the relation between these two tensors is linear: Thk D Clm hk Elm ; where the 4th-order tensor Clm hk is called the linear elasticity tensor. 12 Euclidean Point Space In this section a mathematical model of the ordinary three-dimensional Euclidean space will be given.

1. H) 2. In fact, from the conditions i Tei D T. ei / is a basis and the vectors Tei are independent. Moreover, if T is an isomorphism, then for any v 2 E3 there exists a unique u 2 E3 such that v D Tu D ui Tei , so that the vectors Tei represent a basis of E3 . 2. H) 3. Tji / is not singular. 3. H) 1. Tji / is not singular. Consequently, T is an isomorphism. ei / ! e0i / of the components of a Euclidean second-order tensor will be derived. 1. In the following sections we will often use the notation u T.

93) 2. for any O 2 En and any vector u 2 En , one and only one element P 2 En exists such that ! 94) Then the elements of En will be called points; moreover, the points A; B of En that ! correspond to AB, are called the initial and final point of AB, respectively. ei / of En . The point O is called the origin of the frame. 94) can be written as ! ei /. O; ei /. In order to derive the transformation formulae of the rectilinear coordinates (Sect. O; ei / ! O 0 ; e0i /, we note that ! ! O; ei /.

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