By Raymonde Drouot,François Sidoroff
Contributed through world-renowned experts at the celebration of Paul Germain's eightieth birthday, this detailed ebook displays the foundational works and the highbrow impact of this writer. It provides the area of contemporary thermomechanics with its notable wealth of functions to the behaviour of fabrics, even if good or fluid. The thirty-one contributions stick to an easygoing autobiographical comic strip via Paul Germain, and spotlight the facility and richness of a methodological method of the phenomenology of many fabrics. This technique combines harmoniously thermodynamics and continuum thought with a purpose to offer exploitable, thermodynamically admissible types of a giant number of behaviours and phenomena, together with these of diffusion, thermoelasticity, viscoplasticity, rest, hysteresis, wetting, shape-memory results, progress, part transitions, balance, fracture, shocks, machining of fabrics, microstructured solids, advanced fluids, and so forth.
specially geared toward graduate scholars, researchers, and engineers in mechanical engineering and fabrics technological know-how, this e-book additionally offers the cutting-edge in an lively box of study and opens new horizons in different medical fields, resembling utilized arithmetic and utilized physics, a result of highbrow delight and impressive potency supplied by way of the endorsed approach.