In their 1909 publication Théorie des corps déformables, Eugène and François Cosserat made a historic contribution to materials science by establishing the fundamental principles of the mechanics of generalized continua. The chapters collected in this volume showcase the many areas of continuum mechanics that grew out of the foundational work of the Cosserat brothers.
The included contributions provide a detailed survey of the most recent theoretical developments in the field of generalized continuum mechanics and can serve as a useful reference for graduate students and researchers in mechanical engineering, materials science, applied physics and applied mathematics.
Showcases several areas of continuum mechanics that are outgrowths of the work of the Cosserat brothers
Focuses on recent developments in continuum mechanics and materials design, presenting several applications of these theories
Provides an overview of research from many different areas of continuum mechanics
Can serve as a useful reference for graduate students and researchers in mechanical engineering, materials science, applied physics and applied mathematics