Mathematics

Elasticity and Geometry

From Hair Curls to the Non-linear Response of Shells

Author: Basile Audoly,Yves Pomeau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198506252

Category: Mathematics

Page: 586

View: 8256

We experience elasticity everywhere in everyday life: straightening or curling of hairs, irreversible deformations of car bodies after a crash, bouncing of elastic balls (ping-pong, soccer), etc. In the technological domain, many bulk materials are coated with thin layers that may be subject to delamination, another complex process where elasticity is important. This book covers several modern aspects of the venerable field of elasticity theory. This book appliesgeneral methods of classical analysis including advanced nonlinear aspects to derive detailed, fully explicit solutions to specific problems. These theoretical concepts are discussed in connection withexperiments. The matter is self-contained; the prerequisites are calculus at the undergraduate level. This book can serve as a concrete introduction to nonlinear methods in science.
Education

Elasticity and Geometry, From hair curls to the nonlinear response of shells

Physics, Mechanics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467205796

Category: Education

Page: 26

View: 9078

Facts101 is your complete guide to Elasticity and Geometry, From hair curls to the nonlinear response of shells. In this book, you will learn topics such as Mechanics of the human hair, Rippled leaves, uncoiled springs, The equations for elastic plates, and End effects in plate buckling plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Technology & Engineering

The Mechanics of Ribbons and Möbius Bands

Author: Roger Fosdick,Eliot Fried

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401773009

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 2653

Recent developments in biology and nanotechnology have stimulated a rapidly growing interest in the mechanics of thin, flexible ribbons and Mobius bands. This edited volume contains English translations of four seminal papers on this topic, all originally written in German; of these, Michael A. Sadowsky published the first in 1929, followed by two others in 1930, and Walter Wunderlich published the last in 1962. The volume also contains invited, peer-reviewed, original research articles on related topics. Previously published in the Journal of Elasticity, Volume 119, Issue 1-2, 2015.
Science

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Author: William F. Hosford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521195691

Category: Science

Page: 419

View: 6081

This is a textbook on the mechanical behavior of materials for mechanical and materials engineering. It emphasizes quantitative problem solving. This new edition includes treatment of the effects of texture on properties and microstructure in Chapter 7, a new chapter (12) on discontinuous and inhomogeneous deformation, and treatment of foams in Chapter 21.
Philosophy

Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587316X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 5201

No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth
Mathematics

Modeling Nonlinear Problems in the Mechanics of Strings and Rods

The Role of the Balance Laws

Author: Oliver M. O'Reilly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331950598X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 425

View: 2252

This book presents theories of deformable elastic strings and rods and their application to broad classes of problems. Readers will gain insights into the formulation and analysis of models for mechanical and biological systems. Emphasis is placed on how the balance laws interplay with constitutive relations to form a set of governing equations. For certain classes of problems, it is shown how a balance of material momentum can play a key role in forming the equations of motion. The first half of the book is devoted to the purely mechanical theory of a string and its applications. The second half of the book is devoted to rod theories, including Euler’s theory of the elastica, Kirchhoff ’s theory of an elastic rod, and a range of Cosserat rod theories. A variety of classic and recent applications of these rod theories are examined. Two supplemental chapters, the first on continuum mechanics of three-dimensional continua and the second on methods from variational calculus, are included to provide relevant background for students. This book is suited for graduate-level courses on the dynamics of nonlinearly elastic rods and strings.
Science

Creatine and Creatine Phosphate

Scientific and Clinical Perspectives

Author: Michael W. Conway,Joseph F. Clark

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080530086

Category: Science

Page: 242

View: 767

Creatine and Creatine Phosphate: Scientific and Clinical Perspectives is an up-to-date summary of both the scientific and medical aspects of creatine and creatine phosphate metabolism and therapy. It covers in detail the basic biochemistry, bioenergetics and biophysics of these agents with particular emphasis on their role on the cardiovascular and muscle systems. Modern in vivo myocardial and skeletal muscle measurements are outlined, and the importance of the molecules in cardiovascular medicine, sport science and cardiac surgery are highlighted. This book is designed for those interested in the basic scientific background to creatine and creatine phosphate, and also for physicians treating or studying heart and vascular disease. The book will also be vital for sports scientists who wish to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the molecule which is currently being promoted for performance and exercise programmes.
Mathematics

Practical Applied Mathematics

Modelling, Analysis, Approximation

Author: Sam Howison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521842747

Category: Mathematics

Page: 326

View: 2644

This book illustrates how the reader's knowledge of applied mathematics can be used to describe the world around them.
Technology & Engineering

Stability of Structures

Principles and Applications

Author: Chai H Yoo,Sung Lee

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123851239

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 3112

The current trend of building more streamlined structures has made stability analysis a subject of extreme importance. It is mostly a safety issue because Stability loss could result in an unimaginable catastrophe. Written by two authors with a combined 80 years of professional and academic experience, the objective of Stability of Structures: Principles and Applications is to provide engineers and architects with a firm grasp of the fundamentals and principles that are essential to performing effective stability analysts. Concise and readable, this guide presents stability analysis within the context of elementary nonlinear flexural analysis, providing a strong foundation for incorporating theory into everyday practice. The first chapter introduces the buckling of columns. It begins with the linear elastic theory and proceeds to include the effects of large deformations and inelastic behavior. In Chapter 2 various approximate methods are illustrated along with the fundamentals of energy methods. The chapter concludes by introducing several special topics, some advanced, that are useful in understanding the physical resistance mechanisms and consistent and rigorous mathematical analysis. Chapters 3 and 4 cover buckling of beam-columns. Chapter 5 presents torsion in structures in some detail, which is one of the least well understood subjects in the entire spectrum of structural mechanics. Strictly speaking, torsion itself does not belong to a topic in structural stability, but needs to be covered to some extent for a better understanding of buckling accompanied with torsional behavior. Chapters 6 and 7 consider stability of framed structures in conjunction with torsional behavior of structures. Chapters 8 to 10 consider buckling of plate elements, cylindrical shells, and general shells. Although the book is primarily devoted to analysis, rudimentary design aspects are discussed. Balanced presentation for both theory and practice Well-blended contents covering elementary to advanced topics Detailed presentation of the development
Science

Conjuring the Universe

The Origins of the Laws of Nature

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198813376

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 5891

The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.
Science

Morphomechanics of Development

Author: Lev V. Beloussov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319139908

Category: Science

Page: 195

View: 8411

This book outlines a unified theory of embryonic development, assuming morphogenesis to be a multi-level process including self-organizing steps while also obeying general laws. It is shown how molecular mechanisms generate mechanical forces, which in the long run lead to morphological changes. Questions such as how stress-mediated feedback acts at the cellular and supra-cellular levels and how executive and regulatory mechanisms are mutually dependent are addressed, while aspects of collective cell behavior and the morphogenesis of plants are also discussed. The morphomechanical approach employed in the book is based on the general principles of self-organization theory.
Technology & Engineering

Bendings of Surfaces and Stability of Shells

Author: Alekse_ Vasil_evich Pogorelov

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821898208

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 77

View: 7970

This book contains an accessible exposition of the geometric theory of stability of elastic shells, starting from the basic facts of the theory of finite and infinitesimal bendings of surfaces. The author has included a number of new results obtained in recent years. In particular, the complete solution of the problem of stability of spherical shells under an external pressure is contained here without any assumptions regarding the character of buckling. Within the framework of the mathematical model of the phenomenon, the author gives a complete investigation of the loss of stability of a general, strictly convex shell fastened along an edge under external pressure. The author considers the question of the loss of stability of cylindrical shells under axial compression and the effect of various factors on the critical load, among other questions. In contrast to the author's 1967 book on the subject, this work is limited to a relatively small number of classical problems on the loss of stability of shells, but these problems are investigated more thoroughly.
Technology & Engineering

Nano-Bio Probe Design and Its Application for Biochemical Analysis

Author: Bang-Ce Ye,Min Zhang,Bin-Cheng Yin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642295436

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 77

View: 3813

In this volume, Prof. Ye and his coworkers propose and review the concept of nano-bio probe design for biochemical analysis on the basis of their recent published works. A unique biochemical analysis technology based on fluorescence polarization enhanced by nanoparticles is described here with successful applications in environmental monitoring, rapid and sensitive sensing protease activity and high-throughput screening of inhibitors. Furthermore, they introduce a versatile molecular beacon (MB)-like probe for the multiplex sensing of targets such as sequence-specific DNA, protein, metal ions and small molecule compounds based on the self-assembled biomolecule-graphene conjugates. Besides, some colorimetric and luminescence probes utilizing metal nanoparticles for biochemical applications are also presented, such as chiral enantiomer discrimination and separation, environmental monitoring, clinic diagnosis and etc.
Architectural design

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016

Author: Sigrid Adriaenssens,Fabio Gramazio,Matthias Kohler,Achim Menges,Mark Pauly

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728137774

Category: Architectural design

Page: 408

View: 1736

The Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) symposia serve as a unique forum where developments in the design, analysis and fabrication of building geometry are presented. With participation of both academics and professionals, each symposium aims to gather and present practical work and theoretical research that responds to contemporary design challenges and expands the opportunities for architectural form. The fifth edition of the AAG symposia was hosted by the National Centre for Competence in Research Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2016. This book contains the proceedings from the AAG2016 conference and offers detailed insight into current and novel geometrical developments in architecture. The 22 diverse, peer-reviewed papers present cutting-edge innovations in the fields of mathematics, computer graphics, software design, structural engineering, and the design and construction of architecture.
Technology & Engineering

Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points

Author: M.B. Rubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401593795

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 7336

This book presents a unified hierarchical formulation of theories for three-dimensional continua, two-dimensional shells, one-dimensional rods, and zero-dimensional points. It allows readers with varying backgrounds easy access to fundamental understanding of these powerful Cosserat theories.
Science

Biomechanics

Concepts and Computation

Author: Cees Oomens,Marcel Brekelmans,Frank Baaijens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875587

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 2768

This quantitative approach integrates the basic concepts of mechanics and computational modelling techniques for undergraduate biomedical engineering students.
Technology & Engineering

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing, Binder Ready Version

Materials, Processes, and Systems

Author: Mikell P. Groover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119128692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 954

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems, 6th Edition, is designed for a first course or two-course sequence in Manufacturing at the junior level in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering curricula. As in preceding editions, the author's objective is to provide a treatment of manufacturing that is modern and quantitative. The book's modern approach is based on balanced coverage of the basic engineering materials, the inclusion of recently developed manufacturing processes and comprehensive coverage of electronics manufacturing technologies. The quantitative focus of the text is displayed in its emphasis on manufacturing science and its greater use of mathematical models and quantitative end-of-chapter problems. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.
Science

The Biophysics of Cell Membranes

Biological Consequences

Author: Richard M. Epand,Jean-Marie Ruysschaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811062447

Category: Science

Page: 219

View: 1895

This volume focuses on the modulation of biological membranes by specific biophysical properties. The readers are introduced to emerging biophysical approaches that mimick specific states (like membrane lipid asymmetry, membrane curvature, lipid flip-flop, lipid phase separation) that are relevant to the functioning of biological membranes. The first chapter describes innovative methods to mimic the prevailing asymmetry in biological membranes by forming asymmetrical membranes made of monolayers with different compositions. One of the chapters illustrates how physical parameters, like curvature and elasticity, can affect and modulate the interactions between lipids and proteins. This volume also describes the sensitivity of certain ion channels to mechanical forces and it presents an analysis of how cell shape is determined by both the cytoskeleton and the lipid domains in the membrane. The last chapter provides evidence that liposomes can be used as a minimal cellular model to reconstitute processes related to the origin of life. Each topic covered in this volume is presented by leading experts in the field who are able to present clear, authoritative and up-to-date reviews. The novelty of the methods proposed and their potential for a deeper molecular description of membrane functioning are particularly relevant experts in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology, while also presenting clear and thorough introductions, making the material suitable for students in these fields as well.
Mathematics

Applied Solid Mechanics

Author: Peter Howell,Gregory Kozyreff,John Ockendon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185489X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 452

View: 7993

Emphasises the power of mathematics to provide quantitative insights across the whole area of solid mechanics; accessible and comprehensive.
Art

Janet Cardiff

The Walk Book

Author: Janet Cardiff,Mirjam Schaub

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: 9783883758244

Category: Art

Page: 343

View: 1425

This book documents Janet Cardiff's audio walks, the artist providing gallery-goers with walkmans which take them through the walks relying solely on the acoustic guide.