The Books

Ellad B. Tadmor and Ronald E. Miller, Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques, Cambridge University Press, 2011. 

Material properties emerge from phenomena on scales ranging from angstroms to millimeters, and only a multiscale treatment can provide a complete understanding.  Materials researchers must therefore understand fundamental concepts and techniques from different fields, and these are presented in a comprehensive and integrated fashion for the first time in this book.

Incorporating continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, atomistic simulations and multiscale techniques, the book explains many of the key theoretical ideas behind multiscale modeling. Classical topics are blended with new techniques to demonstrate the connections between different fields and highlight current research trends. Example applications drawn from modern research on the thermo-mechanical properties of crystalline solids are used as a unifying focus throughout the text.

Together with its companion book, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Cambridge University Press, 2011), this work presents the complete fundamentals of materials modelling for graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.

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Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics may be purchased online at:
Ellad B. Tadmor, Ronald E. Miller and Ryan S. Elliott, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics: From Fundamental Concepts to Governing Equations, Cambridge University Press, 2012. 

Continuum mechanics and thermodynamics are foundational theories of many fields of science and engineering.  This book presents a fresh perspective on these important subjects, exploring their fundamentals and connecting them with micro- and nanoscopic theories.

Providing clear, in-depth coverage, the book gives a self-contained treatment of topics directly related to nonlinear materials modeling with an emphasis on the thermo-mechanical behavior of solid-state systems.  It starts with vectors and tensors, finite deformation kinematics, the fundamental balance and conservation laws, and classical thermodynamics. It then discusses the principles of constitutive theory and examples of constitutive models, presents a foundational treatment of energy principles and stability theory, and concludes with example closed-form solutions and the essentials of finite elements.

Together with its companion book, Modeling Materials, (Cambridge University Press, 2011), this work presents the fundamentals of multiscale materials modeling for graduate students and researchers in physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.

For more information on Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics and to see its table of contents, click here.