Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points by M.B. RubinCosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points by M.B. Rubin

Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points

byM.B. Rubin

Paperback | December 7, 2010

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This book presents a unified hierarchical formulation of theories for three-dimensional continua, two-dimensional shells, one-dimensional rods, and zero-dimensional points. It allows readers with varying backgrounds easy access to fundamental understanding of these powerful Cosserat theories.
Title:Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and PointsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:503 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048155312

ISBN - 13:9789048155316

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Basic Tensor Operations in Curvilinear Coordinates. 3. Three-Dimensional Continua. 4. Cosserat Shells. 5. Cosserat Rods. 6. Cosserat Points. 7. Numerical Solutions using Cosserat Theories. Appendix A: Tensors, Tensor Products and Tensor Operations in Three Dimensions. Appendix B: Summary of Tensor Operations in Specific Coordinate Systems. Exercises. Acknowledgments. References. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`In conclusion, this is a well-written book that covers important aspects of an area of intensive study in current continuum and structural mechanics research. It is a good example of a modern theoretical treatment of the Cosserat theories of structural mechanics and differs from the few existing books in the field by its focus on the mechanical description of the systems of interest through a more simplified mathematical presentation. The researchers in the field will find an excellent collection of important material in the formulation of these nonlinear theories.' AIAA Journal, 39:5 (2001)