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

By Antonio Romano, Addolorata Marasco

This textbook's methodological strategy familiarizes readers with the mathematical instruments required to properly outline and resolve difficulties in continuum mechanics. protecting crucial ideas and basic functions, this moment variation of Continuum Mechanics utilizing Mathematica® offers an exceptional foundation for a deeper learn of tougher and really expert difficulties relating to nonlinear elasticity, polar continua, combinations, piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, magneto-fluid mechanics and country alterations (see A. Romano, A. Marasco, Continuum Mechanics: complex subject matters and study developments, Springer (Birkhäuser), 2010, ISBN 978-0-8176-4869-5). Key issues and contours: * Concise presentation moves a stability among basics and purposes * needful mathematical heritage conscientiously accumulated in introductory chapters and one appendix * contemporary advancements highlighted via assurance of extra major functions to parts reminiscent of wave propagation, fluid mechanics, porous media, linear elasticity. This moment variation expands the major subject matters and lines to incorporate: * new purposes of fluid dynamics: meteorology and navigation * New routines on the finish of the present chapters * The applications are rewritten for Mathematica nine Continuum Mechanics utilizing Mathematica®: basics, purposes and clinical Computing is geared toward complicated undergraduates, graduate scholars and researchers in utilized arithmetic, mathematical physics and engineering. it might function a path textbook or self-study reference for an individual looking a great starting place 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.

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. It denotes the linear mapping E3 ! 2. 54) can be written adopting matrix notation. e0i /, respectively, and A denotes the matrix of the base change ei ! 25). It is also important to note that in the literature, usually, 20 1 Elements of Linear Algebra the same symbol denotes both the tensor T and its representative matrix T in a fixed basis.

88) can be written using different types of components of the tensor T. For example, recalling the definition of reciprocal basis, we derive T D Tjlk el ˝ ej ˝ ek D T lmk el ˝ em ˝ ek D Tpqr ep ˝ eq ˝ er ; where Tjlk D g li Tijk ; T lmk D g li g mj Tijk ; Tpqr D gpk Tqrk ; denote the different components of the tensor. A third-order tensor can be also defined as a linear mapping T W E3 ! w x/u ˝ v: In fact, from the equation Tu D ui Tei and the representation jk Tei D Ti ej ˝ ek ; we derive jk T D Ti ej ˝ ek ˝ ei : Finally, a 4th-order tensor is a linear mapping T W E3 E3 E3 !

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