Multiscale Modeling of Complex Materials [electronic resource] : Phenomenological, Theoretical and Computational Aspects / edited by Tomasz Sadowski, Patrizia Trovalusci.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences: 556Publisher: Vienna : Springer Vienna : Imprint: Springer, 2014Edition: 1Description: VII, 278 p. 77 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783709118122Subject(s): Engineering | Materials | Mechanical engineering | Engineering | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | Structural Materials | Mechanical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA405-409.3QA808.2Online resources: Click here to access online
From the Contents: On the method of virtual power in continuum mechanics -- Higher gradient and micro-polar continua as specific cases -- Integrated multi-scale characterization and modeling of ductile failure in heterogeneous materials -- Fractals in mechanics of materials.
The papers in this volume deal with materials science, theoretical mechanics and experimental and computational techniques at multiple scales, providing a sound base and a framework for many applications which are hitherto treated in a phenomenological sense. The basic principles are formulated of multiscale modeling strategies towards modern complex multiphase materials subjected to various types of mechanical, thermal loadings and environmental effects. The focus is on problems where mechanics is highly coupled with other concurrent physical phenomena. Attention is also focused on the historical origins of multiscale modeling and foundations of continuum mechanics currently adopted to model non-classical continua with substructure, for which internal length scales play a crucial role.