Creep Mechanics

  • Josef Betten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-367

About this book


The third edition of “Creep Mechanics” provides a short survey of recent advances in the mathematical modelling of the mechanical behavior of anisotropic solids under creep conditions, including principles, methods, and applications of tensor functions. Some examples for practical use are discussed, as well as experiments by the author to test the validity of the modelling. The monograph offers an overview of other experimental investigations in creep mechanics. Rules for specifying irreducible sets of tensor invariants, scalar coefficients in constitutive and evolutional equations, and tensorial interpolation methods are also explained.
The text has been re-examined and improved throughout.


behavior concrete continuum mechanics creep evolution glas glass mechanics memory modeling polymers rheology solids tensors viscoelasticity

Authors and affiliations

  • Josef Betten
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  1. 1.Mathematical Models in Materials Science and Continuum MechanicsRWTH-Aachen UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85050-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85051-9
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