By Antonio A. Munjiza
Mechanics of Discontinua is the 1st ebook to comprehensively take on either the idea ofthis speedily constructing subject and the purposes that span a huge box of medical and engineering disciplines, from conventional engineering to physics of particulates, nano-technology and micro-flows. Authored by means of a number one researcher who has been on the innovative of discontinua simulation advancements during the last 15 years, the ebook is equipped into 4 components: introductory wisdom, solvers, tools and purposes. within the first bankruptcy a quick revision of Continuum Mechanics including tensorial calculus is brought. additionally, a brief advent to the finite aspect strategy is given. the second one a part of the e-book introduces key facets of the topic. those comprise a various box of purposes, including primary theoretical and algorithmic elements universal to all tools of Mechanics of Discontinua. The 3rd a part of the ebook proceeds with an important computational and simulation tools together with Discrete aspect equipment, the mixed Finite-Discrete aspect approach, Molecular Dynamics tools, Fracture and Fragmentation solvers and Fluid Coupling. After those the reader is brought to purposes stretching from conventional engineering and (such as mining, oil undefined, powders) to nanotechnology, clinical and science.Content:
Chapter 1 creation to Mechanics of Discontinua (pages 1–19):
Chapter 2 tools of Mechanics of Discontinua (pages 21–38):
Chapter three Disc to area touch interplay in second (pages 39–46):
Chapter four Triangle to part touch interplay in second (pages 47–57):
Chapter five Ball to floor touch interplay in 3D (pages 59–75):
Chapter 6 Tetrahedron to issues touch interplay in 3D (pages 77–87):
Chapter 7 Tetrahedron to Triangle touch interplay in 3D (pages 89–102):
Chapter eight Rock Joints (pages 103–124):
Chapter nine MR touch Detection set of rules for our bodies of comparable measurement (pages 125–153):
Chapter 10 MR touch Detection set of rules for our bodies of other Sizes (pages 155–161):
Chapter eleven MR touch Detection set of rules for complicated Shapes in second (pages 163–195):
Chapter 12 MR touch Detection set of rules for advanced Shapes in 3D (pages 197–242):
Chapter thirteen Parallelization (pages 243–264):
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