Theory of Viscoelasticity: Second Edition

Theory of Viscoelasticity: Second Edition

by R. M. Christensen

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This comprehensive text, featuring the integration of numerous theoretical developments, offers a complete, consistent description of the linear theory of the viscoelastic behavior of materials. Relevant theoretical formulations are derived from a continuum mechanics viewpoint, followed by discussions of problem-solving techniques.
Topics cover viscoelastic stress strain constitutive relations, isothermal boundary value problems, thermoviscoelasticity, mechanical properties and approximate transform inversion, problems of a nontransform type, wave propagation, general theorems and formulations, nonlinear viscoelasticity, and nonlinear mechanical behavior. The text, which is ideal for graduate-level students, also includes Appendixes and an Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486428802
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 08/19/2010
Series: Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Viscoelastic Stress Strain Constitutive Relations
2. Isothermal Boundary Value Problems
3. Thermoviscoelasticity
4. Mechanical Properties and Approximate Transform Inversion
5. Problems of a Nontransform Type
6. Wave Propagation
7. General Theorems and Formulations
8. Nonlinear Viscoelasticity
9. Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior
Appendixes. Index.

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