Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment by Brian Straughan

Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the Environment

byBrian StraughanEditorRalf Greve, Harald Ehrentraut

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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This book is dedicated to Professor Kolumban Hutter of the Darmstadt Univer­ sity of Technology on the occasion of his 60th birthday on 22 January 200l. Professor Hutter graduated in Civil Engineering from the ETH Zurich, and then worked in industry-related consulting at the Institute of Mechanics and the Laboratory of Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics at the ETH, before embark­ ing on a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Cornell University. He duly completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Y. H. Pao, working in the field of the electrodynamics of continuous media. After his PhD, Professor Hutter returned to Europe where he worked as a senior scientist at the Labor­ atory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology, ETH Zurich, being involved in glacier flow, physical limnology, avalanche research and granular media. At the same time he maintained scientific contact with the Mechanics Institute of the Vienna University of Technology. In both European cities he received a habil­ itation degree: In Vienna for Mechanics, in Zurich for Theoretical Glaciology and Limnology. Since 1987 Professor Hutter has been the successor to Professor Becker at the Department of Mechanics, Darmstadt University of Technology. Professor Hutter''s work has always been relevant to reallife, and a feature of the man is his attention to experiments and matching theory. He has built up an internationally respected laboratory in Darmstadt which concentrates on both experimental and theoretical aspects.
Title:Continuum Mechanics and Applications in Geophysics and the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642075002

ISBN - 13:9783642075001

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Table of Contents

I Applied Continuum Mechanics.- Numerical Investigation of Shock Waves in a Radiating Gas Described by a Variable Eddington Factor.- Anisotropic Fluids: From Liquid Crystals to Granular Materials.- Integration and Segregation in a Population - A Thermodynamicists''s View.- Asymptotic and Other Properties of Some Nonlinear Diffusion Models.- The Binary Mixtures of Euler Fluids: A Unified Theory of Second Sound Phenomena.- Continuously Distributed Control of Plates by Electric Networks with PZT Actuators.- II Soil Mechanics and Porous Media.- Hydraulic Theory for a Frictional Debris Flow on a Collisional Shear Layer.- The Beavers and Joseph Condition for Velocity Slip at the Surface of a Porous Medium.- Porous Convection, the Chebyshev Tau Method, and Spurious Eigenvalues.- Mechanics of Multiphase Porous Media - Application to Unsaturated Soils.- III Glacier and Ice Dynamics.- Modelling Iceberg Drift and Ice-Rafted Sedimentation.- Modelling the Flow of Glaciers and Ice Sheets.- Notes on Basic Glaciological Computational Methods and Algorithms.- Constitutive Modelling and Flow Simulation of Anisotropic Polar Ice.- Influence of Bed Topography on Steady Plane Ice Sheet Flow.- IV Climatology and Lake Physics.- Glacial Isostasy: Models for the Response of the Earth to Varying Ice Loads.- Arctic Sea Ice and Its Role in Climate Variability and Change.- The Role of Simple Models in Understanding Climate Change.- Comparing Different Numerical Treatments of Advection Terms for Wind-Induced Circulations in Lake Constance.

Editorial Reviews

"[...] primarily intended for active researchers interested in geophysical modeling. [...] Although most of the material can be found in other places, this is a nice collection and should be a welcome addition to one''s personal library." (Applied Mechanics Review, 55/4, 2002)