Über den Autor
Dr. Danton Gutierrez-Lemini is Director of Engineering, Special Products Division, Oil States Industries, Arlington, TX. He holds a PhD from the University of Utah.
Fundamental Aspect of Viscoelastic Response.- Constitutive Equations in Hereditary Integral Form.- Constitutive Equations in Differential Operator Form.- Constitutive Equations for Steady-State Oscillations.- Structural Mechanics.- Temperature Effects.- Material Property Functions and Their Characterization.- Three Dimensional Constitutive Equations.- Isothermal Boundary-Value Problems.- Wave Propagation.- Variational Principles and Energy Theorems.- Appendix A-Mathematical Background.- Appendix B-Elements of Solid Mechanics.
Engineering Viscoelasticity covers all aspects of the thermo- mechanical response of viscoelastic substances that a practitioner in the field of viscoelasticity would need to design experiments, interpret test data, develop stress-strain models, perform stress analyses, design structural components, and carry out research work. The material in each chapter is developed from the elementary to the esoteric, providing the background in mathematics and mechanics that are central to understanding the subject matter being presented. This book also examines how viscoelastic materials respond to the application of loads, and provides practical guidelines to use them in the design of commercial, military and industrial applications.
Facilitates conceptual understanding by progressing in each chapter from elementary to challenging material
Examines in detail both differential and integral constitutive equations, devoting full chapters to each type and using both forms in applications throughout the book
Presents variational principles and energy theorems from a practical point of view, using these to develop computational tools such as the viscoelastic equivalent of the Unit-Load and the Unit-Displacement theorems
Provides more than 50 examples, solved in detail, and detailed solution guides (hints) to all given problems
Features solutions manual, code segments to curve-fit WLF time-temperature shift and Dirichlet-Prony functions, and 90 illustrations