By C. Dascalu, Gérard A. Maugin, Claude Stolz

This quantity provides fresh advancements within the conception of defects and the mechanics of fabric forces. many of the contributions have been awarded on the overseas Symposium on disorder and fabric Forces (ISDMM2007), held in Aussois, France, March 25-29, 2007.

The mechanics of fabric forces, originated within the works of Eshelby, offer a rational framework for the outline of using forces on evolving inhomogeneities and structural adjustments in continua. the overall eshelbian mechanics formula comes up with a unifying therapy of alternative phenomena like fracture and harm evolution, part transitions, plasticity and dislocation movement, and so forth.

The articles difficulty either theoretical and computational features of the fabric mechanics of defects. one of the addressed subject matters are fracture and harm, electromagnetoelasticity, plasticity, disbursed dislocations, thermodynamics, poroelasticity, generalized continua, structural optimization, conservation legislation and symmetries, multiscale techniques, and numerical resolution strategies.

This is a hardbound spin-off reprinted from The foreign magazine of Fracture 147:1-4.

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19) and ∂ψ R ˆ − T = −T. 20) ∂F We are still left with the task of specifying the extra ˆ Assume, for simplicity, energetic quantities bˆ and T. that the latter vanishes (so that we recover the usual formula for the Piola stress in terms of the derivative of the referential free-energy density), but that the former does not. 18), an evolution term b. equation will have to be given in terms of the pull-back of bˆ (rather than that of b˜ R ) to the archetype. Returning now to the extra balance Eq.

A local linear operator on the collection of virtual velocities at a point is known as a Piola (or first Piola-Kirchhoff) stress T. 1) is known as the virtual power of the “force” (or stress) ˙ A similar statement can T on the virtual velocity F. be made in a purely static context in terms of virtual displacements, but we will continue using the language of velocities. Having enlarged our kinematic outlook to include the time-dependent implant fields P, we consider at a given body point and at a given value of the implant the ˙ and we call collection of virtual implant velocities P, a linear operator thereon a material or configurational ˜ Note that when so introduced this is a mixed force b.

Then there holds: a0 (t) = 4 p1 t 2 + o(t 2 ), a1 (t) = (1 − t p0 ) + o(t), b1 (t) = −2t (1 − t p0 ) + o(t 2 ), b2 (t) = −λt 2 + o(t 2 ). The energy released can be written now as (cf. 47): π E ≈ − (1 − t p0 )2 2c12 (0)t + 4λc1 (0)c2 (0)t 2 2 + o(t 2 ) (49) Notice that this expression is (up to order t 2 ) the one obtained for the unbounded domain multiplied by the factor (1 − t p0 )2 . This factor is non-universal in the sense that p0 depends on the geometric properties of the body boundary: 1 π p0 = ρ(θ ) dθ π 0 32 G.