Evolution of Phase Transitions: A Continuum Theory

Evolution of Phase Transitions: A Continuum Theory

by Rohan Abeyaratne, James K. Knowles

This 2006 work addresses development and application of continuum-mechanical models that describe the macroscopic response of certain materials.See more details below


This 2006 work addresses development and application of continuum-mechanical models that describe the macroscopic response of certain materials.

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Cambridge University Press
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Part I. Introduction: 1. What this monograph is about; 2. Some experiments; 3. Continuum mechanics; 4. Quasilinear systems; 5. Outline of monograph; Part II. Two-Well Potentials, Governing Equations and Energetics: 1. Introduction; 2. Two-phase nonlinearly elastic materials; 3. Field equations and jump conditions; 4. Energetics of motion, driving force and dissipation inequality; Part III. Equilibrium Phase Mixtures and Quasistatic Processes: 1. Introduction; 2. Equilibrium states; 3. Variational theory of equilibrium mixtures of phases; 4. Quasistatic processes; 5. Nucleation and kinetics; 6. Constant elongation rate processes; 7. Hysteresis; Part IV. Impact-Induced Transitions in Two-Phase Elastic Materials: 1. Introduction; 2. The impact problem for trilinear two-phase materials; 3. Scale-invariant solutions of the impact problem; 4. Nucleation and kinetics; 5. Comparison with experiment; 6. Other types of kinetic relations; 7. Related work; Part V. Multiple-Well Free Energy Potentials: 1. Introduction; 2. Helmholtz free energy potential; 3. Potential energy function and the effect of stress; 4. Example 1: the van der Waals fluid; 5. Example 2: two-phase martensitic material with cubic and tetragonal phases; Part VI. The Continuum Theory of Driving Force: 1. Introduction; 2. Balance laws, field equations and jump conditions; 3. The second law of thermodynamics and the driving force; Part VII. Thermoelastic Materials: 1. Introduction; 2. The thermoelastic constitutive law; 3. Stability of a thermoelastic material; 4. A one-dimensional special case: uniaxial strain; Part VIII. Kinetics and Nucleation: 1. Introduction; 2. Nonequilibrium processes, thermodynamic fluxes and forces, kinetic relation; 3. Phenomenological examples of kinetic relations; 4. Micromechanically-based examples of kinetic relations; 5. Nucleation; Part IX. Models for Two-Phase Thermoelastic Materials in One Dimension: 1. Preliminaries; 2. Materials of Mie-Gruneisen type; 3. Two-phase Mie-Gruneisen materials; Part X. Quasistatic Hysteresis in Two-Phase Thermoelastic Tensile Bars: 1. Preliminaries; 2. Thermomechanical equilibrium states for a two-phase material; 3. Quasistatic processes; 4. Trilinear thermoelastic material; 5. Stress cycles at constant temperature; 6. Temperature cycles at constant stress; 7. The shape-memory cycle; 8. The experiments of Shaw and Kyriakides; 9. Slow thermomechanical processes; Part XI. Dynamics of Phase Transitions in Uniaxially Strained Thermoelastic Solids: 1. Introduction; 2. Uniaxial strain in adiabatic thermoelasticity; 3. The impact problem; Part XII. Statics: Geometric Compatibility: 1. Preliminaries; 2. Examples; Part XIII. Dynamics: Impact-Induced Transition in a CuA1Nl Single Crystal: 1. Introduction; 2. Preliminaries; 3. Impact without phase transformation; 4. Impact with phase transformation; 5. Application to austenite-B1 martensite transformation in CuA1Nl; Part XIV. Quasistatics: Kinetics of Martensitic Twinning: 1. Introduction; 2. The material and loading device; 3. Observations; 4. The model; 5. The energy of the system; 6. The effect of the transition layers: further observations; 7. The effect of the transition layers: further modeling; 8. Kinetics.

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