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TitleAdvances in Mechanics and Mathematics [electronic resource] : Volume II / edited by David Y. Gao, Ray W. Ogden
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 2003
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Descript XVIII, 314 p. online resource


As any human activity needs goals, mathematical research needs problems -David Hilbert Mechanics is the paradise of mathematical sciences -Leonardo da Vinci Mechanics and mathematics have been complementary partners since Newton's time and the history of science shows much evidence of the benยญ eficial influence of these disciplines on each other. Driven by increasingly elaborate modern technological applications the symbiotic relationship between mathematics and mechanics is continually growing. However, the increasingly large number of specialist journals has generated a duยญ ality gap between the two partners, and this gap is growing wider. Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics (AMMA) is intended to bridge the gap by providing multi-disciplinary publications which fall into the two following complementary categories: 1. An annual book dedicated to the latest developments in mechanics and mathematics; 2. Monographs, advanced textbooks, handbooks, edited volยญ umes and selected conference proceedings. The AMMA annual book publishes invited and contributed compreยญ hensive reviews, research and survey articles within the broad area of modern mechanics and applied mathematics. Mechanics is understood here in the most general sense of the word, and is taken to embrace relevant physical and biological phenomena involving electromagnetic, thermal and quantum effects and biomechanics, as well as general dyยญ namical systems. Especially encouraged are articles on mathematical and computational models and methods based on mechanics and their interactions with other fields. All contributions will be reviewed so as to guarantee the highest possible scientific standards


1 Fracture Mechanics of Functionally Graded Materials -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Mechanics Models -- 3 Crack Tip Mechanics -- 4 Stress Intensity Factor Solutions -- 5 Fracture Toughness and Crack Growth Resistance Curve -- 6 Thermofracture Mechanics -- 7 Stationary Cracks in Viscoelastic FGMs -- 8 Fracture Dynamics -- 9 Fracture Simulation Using a Cohesive Zone Model -- 10 Concluding Remarks -- References -- 2 Topics in Mathematical Analysis of Viscoelastic Flow -- 1 Introduction -- 2 High Weissenberg number asymptotics -- 3 Instabilities in viscoelastic flows -- 4 Breakup of viscoelastic jets -- References -- 3 Selected Topics in Stochastic Wave Propagation -- 1 Basic Methods in Stochastic Wave Propagation -- 2 Towards Spectral Finite Elements for Random Media -- 3 Waves in Random 1-D Composites -- 4 Transient Waves in Heterogeneous Nonlinear Media -- 5 Acceleration Wavefronts in Nonlinear Media -- 6 Closure -- References -- 4 Periodic Soliton Resonances -- 1 Introduction -- 2 N-periodic soliton solutions to the KP equation with positive dispersion -- 3 Periodic soliton resonances I: solutions to the KP equation with positive dispersion -- 4 Periodic soliton solutions to the DS I equation -- 5 Periodic soliton resonances II: solutions to the DSI equation -- 6 Soliton stability theory due to periodic soliton resonance solution -- 7 Summary -- References -- 5 Nonconvex Semi-Linear Problems and Canonical Duality Solutions -- 1 Nonconvex Problems and New Phenomena -- 2 Canonical Duality Theory: A brief Review -- 3 Canonical Dual Theory and Solutions -- 4 Applications to Unconstrained Global Optimization -- 5 Application to Constrained Quadratic Programming -- 6 Quadratic Programming Over a Sphere -- 7 Concluding Remarks -- References

Physics Mathematics Applied mathematics Engineering mathematics Calculus of variations Mechanics Continuum mechanics Physics Mechanics Mathematics general Applications of Mathematics Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials


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