"If the world is meaningless that prevents invent any sense?"-Lewis Carroll “Alice''s Adventures in Wonderland”. About 50 years ago importance to apply differential geometry for extending the elastic continuous medium model was recognized by researchers. The introduced affine-metric objects characterize the internal geometric structure of the continuous media and its difference from the Euclidean geometry. The affine- metric objects are the internal variables, and they can''t be measured directly. This book shows how to establish the relation between the non-Euclidean geometric parameters of description and experimentally measured characteristics. It is demonstrated on the basis of the non-equilibrium thermodynamics formalism that to determine the affine-metric characteristics it is experimentally sufficient to measure two independent functions: internal energy and dissipation function. The proposed approach allows us to construct a thermomechanical model of a continuous medium including a full set of non-Euclidean characteristics which corresponds, from the physical point of view, to the description of dislocations, disclinations and point defects.
|Number of Pages||128|
|Book Type||Classical mechanics|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-07-25 00:00:00|