By Antonio A. Munjiza,Earl E. Knight ,Esteban Rougier
Mechanics of Discontinua is the 1st ebook to comprehensively take on either the idea ofthis speedily constructing subject and the purposes that span a wide box of medical and engineering disciplines, from conventional engineering to physics of particulates, nano-technology and micro-flows. Authored by means of a number one researcher who has been on the innovative of discontinua simulation advancements over the past 15 years, the publication is geared up into 4 elements: introductory wisdom, solvers, tools and functions. within the first bankruptcy a brief revision of Continuum Mechanics including tensorial calculus is brought. additionally, a quick creation to the finite point strategy is given. the second one a part of the e-book introduces key features of the topic. those contain a various box of functions, including basic theoretical and algorithmic points universal to all tools of Mechanics of Discontinua. The 3rd a part of the ebook proceeds with an important computational and simulation tools together with Discrete point equipment, the mixed Finite-Discrete aspect strategy, Molecular Dynamics equipment, Fracture and Fragmentation solvers and Fluid Coupling. After those the reader is brought to purposes stretching from conventional engineering and (such as mining, oil undefined, powders) to nanotechnology, clinical and science.