Introduction to Micromechanics (Second Edition)


Khanh Chau Le
Institute of Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum Universitätsstr. Bochum, Germany

Series: Classical and Quantum Mechanics
BISAC: SCI057000

This is a clearly written introduction to micromechanics for graduate students of mechanical engineering and material science. The textbook contains the rigorous theoretical basis for mechanics of materials as well as a large number of examples, numerical simulations of practical importance, and exercises in phase transition, fracture mechanics, dislocations, homogenization, and plasticity.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Phase transition

Chapter 2. Brittle fracture

Chapter 3. Dislocations

Chapter 4. Inhomogeneous materials

Chapter 5. Dislocation mediated plasticity

Chapter 6. Appendices

List of Notations




“Professor Le’s new version of this book is an ambitious attempt to combine some of the classic mathematical approaches to the micromechanics of solids with recent attempts to develop a thermodynamic basis for understanding these phenomena. Le has made fundamental contributions to both aspects of this field of investigation. I am very pleased to see that he is making his work broadly accessible in this publication.” – James S. Langer, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

„This is a competent text on the mechanics of large deformation written by an expert who has been teaching the subject for years. He knows the students´ demands and satisfies them by a clear exposition of the basics, and he helps the students to gain expertise in the field through intelligent exercises. I recommend the book for advanced students; they can acquire a solid knowledge particularly about the mathematically demanding subject of dislocation analysis.“ – Ingo Müller, Technical University Berlin, Germany

“In this most interesting and timely book several strongly nonlinear phenomena in continuum elastic solids, including phase transitions, dislocational plasticity and brittle fracture, are finally treated from the same general perspective. The presentation is both original and personal. The book offers wealth of information which is otherwise dispersed in research papers and is difficult to access. The inclusion of challenging problems that are solved in full detail makes this book particularly useful for students interested in mastering this fast growing field of research at the crossroads of applied mathematics, mechanics, materials science and condensed matter physics.” – Lev Truskinovsky, ESPCI Paris, France

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