Conventional mechanics of materials books treat elastic deformations of solids through one-dimensional models for extension of rods, torsion of shafts and bending of beams. In functional materials, elastic, thermal, electric and magnetic fields interact. A systematic treatment of these fields and their interactions for one-dimensional models of extension, torsion and bending of beams in addition to the underlying three-dimensional theory is presented in new book, Mechanics of Functional Materials, by Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Jiashi Yang.
The book has a unique selection and organization of topics. One-dimensional models for the extension of rods, torsion of shafts and bending of beams are established systematically using a mixed approach. The one-dimensional field equations are established directly from one-dimensional models. The three-dimensional strain-displacement relations are used to calculate the relevant strain components of the one-dimensional models. The one-dimensional constitutive relations are always reduced from the three-dimensional ones.
Intended for professors, graduate students, researchers and engineers, Mechanics of Functional Materials retails for US$88 / £75 (hardcover) and is also available in electronic formats. To order or know more about the book, visit http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/13133.
About the Author
Jiashi Yang is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His research area is the mechanics of electromechanical structures and devices. He has co-authored over four hundred papers in refereed journals. His previous book publications include An Introduction to the Theory of Piezoelectricity with Springer and Mechanics of Piezoelectric Structures with World Scientific. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control from 2004–2020.
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