List of Figures. Preface. Part I: Nonsmooth Mechanics of Solids. 1. Dynamics of Rigid Bodies Systems with Unilateral or Frictional Constraints; P. Ballard. 2. Semilinear Hemivariational Inequalities; D. Motreanu, Z. Naniewicz. Part II: Dendritic Growth in Fluids. 3. Dendritic Growth With Convection; Jian-Jun Xu.
Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics (AMMA) is intended to bridge the gap by providing multi-disciplinary publications. This volume, AMMA 2002, includes two parts with three articles by four subject experts. Part 1 deals with nonsmooth static and dynamic systems. A systematic mathematical theory for multibody dynamics with unilateral and frictional constraints and a brief introduction to hemivariational inequalities together with some new developments in nonsmooth semi-linear elliptic boundary value problems are presented. Part 2 provides a comprehensive introduction and the latest research on dendritic growth in fluid mechanics, one of the most profound and fundamental subjects in the area of interfacial pattern formation, a commonly observed phenomenon in crystal growth and solidification processes.