Static and Dynamic Coupled Fields in Bodies with Piezoeffects or Polarization Gradient

Author: Jerzy Nowacki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540316701
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This book is devoted to the theory of coupled electro-magneto-thermo-elastic fields excited in different bodies by various sources, both static and dynamic. It presents the classical piezoelectric and piezomagnetic effects, the Mindlin’s electroelastic coupling due to a polarization gradient, and different combinations of these effects with thermoelasticity.

Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in Rotating Disk Systems

Author: Igor V. Shevchuk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642007187
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The book is devoted to investigation of a series of problems of convective heat and mass transfer in rotating-disk systems. Such systems are widespread in scienti?c and engineering applications. As examples from the practical area, one can mention gas turbine and computer engineering, disk brakes of automobiles, rotating-disk air cleaners, systems of microclimate, extractors, dispensers of liquids, evaporators, c- cular saws, medical equipment, food process engineering, etc. Among the scienti?c applications, it is necessary to point out rotating-disk electrodes used for experim- tal determination of the diffusion coef?cient in electrolytes. The system consisting of a ?xed disk and a rotating cone that touches the disk by its vertex is widely used for measurement of the viscosity coef?cient of liquids. For time being, large volume of experimental and computational data on par- eters of ?uid ?ow, heat and mass transfer in different types of rotating-disk systems have been accumulated, and different theoretical approaches to their simulation have been developed. This obviously causes a need of systematization and generalization of these data in a book form.

Multifield Problems in Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Author: Rainer Helmig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540349618
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This book gives an overview of the research projects within the SFB 404 "Mehrfeldprobleme in der Kontinuumsmechanik". The book is for researchers and graduate students in applied mechanics and civil engineering.

Masonry Constructions Mechanical Models and Numerical Applications

Author: Massimiliano Lucchesi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540791119
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Many historically and artistically important masonry buildings of the world’s architecturalheritageareindireneedofmaintenanceandrestoration.Inorder tooptimizesuchoperationsintermsofcost-e?ectiveness,architecturalimpact andstatice?ectiveness,accuratemodelsofthestructuralbehaviorofmasonry constructions are invaluable. The ultimate aim of such modeling is to obtain important information, such as the stress ?eld, and to estimate the extent of cracking and its evolution when the structure is subjected to variations in both boundary and loading conditions. Although masonry has been used in building for centuries, it is only - centlythatconstitutivemodelsandcalculationtechniqueshavebeenavailable that enable realistic description of the static behavior of structures made of this heterogeneous material whose response to tension is fundamentally d- ferent from that to compression. Important insights on the mechanical behavior of masonry arches and vaults come from as far back as Leonardo [10], Hooke [58], Poleni [92] and many other authors (see [47], [9] and [10] for detailed references). Castigliano, in his famous paper on the Mosca bridge [23], and Signorini, in his studies on masonry beams [97], [98], showed both the possibility and necessity of taking into account the weak tensile strength of masonry material.

Kinematics and Dynamics of Multibody Systems with Imperfect Joints

Author: Paulo Flores
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540743613
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This book presents suitable methodologies for the dynamic analysis of multibody mechanical systems with joints. It contains studies and case studies of real and imperfect joints. The book is intended for researchers, engineers, and graduate students in applied and computational mechanics.

Numerical Methods for Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems

Author: Vincent Acary
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540753926
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This book concerns the numerical simulation of dynamical systems whose trajec- ries may not be differentiable everywhere. They are named nonsmooth dynamical systems. They make an important class of systems, rst because of the many app- cations in which nonsmooth models are useful, secondly because they give rise to new problems in various elds of science. Usually nonsmooth dynamical systems are represented as differential inclusions, complementarity systems, evolution va- ational inequalities, each of these classes itself being split into several subclasses. The book is divided into four parts, the rst three parts being sketched in Fig. 0. 1. The aim of the rst part is to present the main tools from mechanics and applied mathematics which are necessary to understand how nonsmooth dynamical systems may be numerically simulated in a reliable way. Many examples illustrate the th- retical results, and an emphasis is put on mechanical systems, as well as on electrical circuits (the so-called Filippov’s systems are also examined in some detail, due to their importance in control applications). The second and third parts are dedicated to a detailed presentation of the numerical schemes. A fourth part is devoted to the presentation of the software platform Siconos. This book is not a textbook on - merical analysis of nonsmooth systems, in the sense that despite the main results of numerical analysis (convergence, order of consistency, etc. ) being presented, their proofs are not provided.

Mathematical Methods in Electro Magneto Elasticity

Author: Demosthenis I. Bardzokas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540710310
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The mechanics of Coupled Fields is a discipline at the edge of modern research connecting Continuum Mechanics with Solid State Physics. This book fills many gaps in the theoretical literature which arise due to the complexity of the problem. A vast number of problems are considered so that the reader can get a clear quantitative and qualitative understanding of the phenomena taking place.

Analysis and Simulation of Contact Problems

Author: Peter Wriggers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540317619
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This carefully edited book offers a state-of-the-art overview on formulation, mathematical analysis and numerical solution procedures of contact problems. The contributions collected in this volume summarize the lectures presented by leading scientists in the area of contact mechanics, during the 4th Contact Mechanics International Symposium (CMIS) held in Hannover, Germany, 2005.

Spectral Method in Multiaxial Random Fatigue

Author: Adam Nieslony
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540738231
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This monograph examines the theoretical foundations of the spectral method for fatigue life determination. The authors discuss a rule of description of random loading states with the matrix of power spectral density functions of the stress/strain tensor components. Some chosen criteria of multiaxial fatigue failure are analyzed. The formula proposed in this book enables readers to determine power spectral density of the equivalent history directly from the components of the power spectral density matrix of the multidimensional stochastic process.