Mechanics of the 21st Century [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw, Poland, 15–21 August 2004 / edited by Witold Gutkowski, Tomasz A. Kowalewski.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2005Description: LXXIV, 422 p. With CD-ROM. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402035593Subject(s): Engineering | Thermodynamics | Engineering mathematics | Mechanics, applied | Mechanical engineering | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Materials Science | Mechanics, Fluids, Thermodynamics | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Theoretical and Applied MechanicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621 LOC classification: TJ1-1570Online resources: Click here to access online
Interplay between Air and Water -- Stochastic Dynamics of Engineering Systems -- Multibody Dynamics: Bridging for Multidisciplinary Applications -- Rapid Formation of Strong Gradients and Diffusion in the Transport of Scalar and Vector Fields -- Wave-Vortex Interactions in the Atmosphere, and Climate Prediction -- Near-Critical Point Hydrodynamics and Microgravity -- Flaw Tolerant Nanostructures of Biological Materials -- Transport and Mixing in the Atmosphere -- Variational and Multiscale Methods in Turbulence -- Mechanics of Thin Film Structures -- Nonlinear Dynamics in Ocean Engineering -- A Bridge Between the Micro- and Mesomechanics of Laminates: Fantasy or Reality? -- Turbulence and Large-Eddy Simulations -- Nano Mechanical Analysis of IFM Force Profiles on Self-Assembled Monolayers -- Collisional Granular Flows with and Without Gas Interactions in Microgravity -- Probability Phenomena in Perturbed Dynamical Systems -- Mechanics of Rubberlike Solids -- Elastic Wave Propagation Development for Structural Health Monitoring -- On the Damping of a Piezoelectric Truss -- Strength of Nanostructures -- Micromechanics of Cells -- Elastic Interactions of Biological Cells -- Electrokinetic flow Instabilities in Microfluidic Systems -- Molecular Mechanics of Cytoskeletal Components -- Topics in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics -- Miniaturization of Explosive Technology and Microdetonics -- Foams in Microgravity.
st The21 InternationalCongressofTheoreticalandAppliedMechanics (ICTAM04) took place August 15 – 21, 2004, in Warsaw, Poland. It was organized by Polish National Committee of IUTAM, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPTPAN)andWarsawUniversityofTechnology. TheCongressvenue was the main building of Warsaw University of Technology. The idea of congresses devoted to mechanics, can be traced back to a conference on problems of?uid mechanics in Innsbruck, 1922. It was organized by four individuals, whose names, are and will, remain very wellknowntonextgenerationsofscientists,C.W.Oseen,T.Levi-Civite, T.vonKarm ´ ´ ´ an,andL.Prandtl. Thisconferencewassofruitful,thatthe organizers decided to arrange similar meetings in the future, every four years, and to extend the scope of the future meetings to include solid mechanics. Hence a series of meetings started eighty years agowiththe st 1 ICTAM held in Delft, Netherlands. From the meetingsoftheCongress Committee sprang the idea of a more permanent organization to look out for the world interests in the mechanical sciences. Thus, IUTAM, theInternational Unionof Theor- ical and Applied Mechanics, was formed on September 26, 1946. In 1947 IUTAM became a member of ICSU, the International Council of Sci- ti?c Unions, itself founded in 1931. The highest authority of IUTAMis the General Assembly, with delegates from the Adhering Organizations, each of which is a?liated with a national learned society in a given country. Scienti?cProgram Contemporary mechanics poses both, the fundamental problems from the area of pure science, and its strong links with modern technology.