Mechanics and Thermomechanics of Rubberlike Solids

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Guiseppe Saccomandi, Raymond W. Ogden
Springer, May 4, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 252 pages
This work gives for the first time an interdisciplinary and deep approach to the mathematical modelling of rubber-like materials considering both the molecular and phenomenological point of views. It contains an introduction to the suitable numerical techniques and an overview of experimental techniques and data with a short survey on some industrial applications. Elastic and inelastic effects are discussed in details. The book is suitable for applied mathematicians, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, material scientists and polymer scientists.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Molecular Aspects of Rubber Elasticity
61
Phenomenology of Rubberlike Materials
91
Elasticity and Inelasticity of Rubber
135
Numerical Issues in Finite Elasticity and Viscoelasticity
186
Laminated Rubber Bearing for Seismic Applications
235
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