Viscoelasticity by Wilhelm FlüggeViscoelasticity by Wilhelm Flügge


byWilhelm Flügge

Paperback | December 16, 2012

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No mathematical theory can completely describe the complex world around us. Every theory is aimed at a certain class of phenomena, formulates their essential features, and disregards what is of minor importance. The theory meets its limits of applicability where a dis­ regarded influence becomes important. Thus, rigid-body dynamics describes in many cases the motion of actual bodies with high accu­ racy, but it fails to produce more than a few general statements in the case of impact, because elastic or anelastic deformation, no matter how local or how small, attains a dominating influence. For a long time mechanics of deformable bodies has been based upon Hooke's law - that is, upon thE" assumption of linear elasticity. It was well known that most engineering materials like metals, con­ crde, wood, soil, are not linearly elastic or, are so within limits too narrow to cover tne range of pl'actical intcrest. Nevertheless, almost all routine stress analysis is still based on Hooke T s law be­ cause of its simplicity. In the course of time engineers have become increasingly con­ scious of the importance of the anelastic behavior of many materials, and mathematical formulations have been attempted and applied to practical problems. Outstanding among them are the theories of ide­ ally plastic and of viscoelastic materials. While plastic behavior is essentially nonlinear (piecewise linear at best), viscoelasticity, like elasticity, permits a linear theory. This theory of linear visco­ elasticity is the subject of tbe present book.
Title:ViscoelasticityFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 16, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662022788

ISBN - 13:9783662022788


Table of Contents

1. Viscoelastic Models.- 2. Hereditary Integrals.- 3. Viscoelastic Beams.- 4. Beam on Continuous Support.- 5. Vibrations.- 6. Wave Propagation.- 7. Buckling of Columns.- 8. Viscoelasticity in Three Dimensions.