Advances in Computational Dynamics of Particles, Materials and Structures

Jason Har, Kumar K. Tamma

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Computational methods for the modeling and simulation of the dynamic response and behavior of particles, materials and structural systems have had a profound influence on science, engineering and technology. Complex science and engineering applications dealing with complicated structural geometries and materials that would be very difficult to treat using analytical methods have been successfully simulated using computational tools. With the incorporation of quantum, molecular and biological mechanics into new models, these methods are poised to play an even bigger role in the future. Advances in Computational Dynamics of Particles, Materials and Structures not only presents emerging trends and cutting edge state-of-the-art tools in a contemporary setting, but also provides a unique blend of classical and new and innovative theoretical and computational aspects covering both particle dynamics, and flexible continuum structural dynamics applications. It provides a unified viewpoint and encompasses the classical Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics frameworks as well as new and alternative contemporary approaches and their equivalences in [start italics]vector and scalar formalisms[end italics] to address the various problems in engineering sciences and physics. Highlights and key features. Provides practical applications, from a unified perspective, to both particle and continuum mechanics of flexible structures and materials. Presents new and traditional developments, as well as alternate perspectives, for space and time discretization. Describes a unified viewpoint under the umbrella of Algorithms by Design for the class of linear multi-step methods. Includes fundamentals underlying the theoretical aspects and numerical developments, illustrative applications and practice exercises. The completeness and breadth and depth of coverage makes Advances in Computational Dynamics of Particles, Materials and Structures a valuable textbook and reference for graduate students, researchers and engineers/scientists working in the field of computational mechanics; and in the general areas of computational sciences and engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
ISBN (Print)9780470749807
StatePublished - Jun 13 2012


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