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Mathematical Theory of Elasticity of Quasicrystals and Its Applications / Edition 1

Mathematical Theory of Elasticity of Quasicrystals and Its Applications / Edition 1

by Tian-You Fan


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This inter-disciplinary work covering the continuum mechanics of novel materials, condensed matter physics and partial differential equations discusses the mathematical theory of elasticity of quasicrystals (a new condensed matter) and its applications by setting up new partial differential equations of higher order and their solutions under complicated boundary value and initial value conditions. The new theories developed here dramatically simplify the solving of complicated elasticity equation systems. Large numbers of complicated equations involving elasticity are reduced to a single or a few partial differential equations of higher order. Systematical and direct methods of mathematical physics and complex variable functions are developed to solve the equations under appropriate boundary value and initial value conditions, and many exact analytical solutions are constructed.

The dynamic and non-linear analysis of deformation and fracture of quasicrystals in this volume presents an innovative approach. It gives a clear-cut, strict and systematic mathematical overview of the field. Comprehensive and detailed mathematical derivations guide readers through the work. By combining mathematical calculations and experimental data, theoretical analysis and practical applications, and analytical and numerical studies, readers will gain systematic, comprehensive and in-depth knowledge on continuum mechanics, condensed matter physics and applied mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642146428
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

After study in Peking University, Tianyou Fan has begun his academic career in Beijing Institute of Technology, as Assistant and Lecturer (1963-1979), Associate Professor (1980-1985) and Professor (1986-present). He was several times an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universities of Kaiserlautern and Stuttgart, and held Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Waterloo, Tokyo and South Carolina etc.

Fan is nominated member of the 9th and 10th National Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Conference (1998-2007), and working as member of the American Mathematical Society, and the Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Germany. He is the Associate Editor of Applied Mechanics, Reviews of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Reviewer of Mathematical Reviews of American Mathematical Society. He has published several monographs, including: Foundation of Fracture Mechanics (1978, in Chinese), Introduction to the Theory of Fracture Dynamics (1990, in Chinese), Mathematical Theory of Elasticity of Quasicrystals and Its Applications 1st edition (1999 in Chinese, 2010 in English), Foundation of Fracture Theory (2003 in Chinese), Fracture Dynamics: Principle and Applications (2006,in Chinese), Mathematical Theory of Elasticity and Relevant Topics of Solid and Soft-Matter Quasicrystals (2014, in Chinese), Foundation of Defect and Fracture Theory of Solid and Soft Matter (2014, in Chinese). Recipient: the first grade prize in Science and Technology Prize of the Defense Science, Technology and Industrial Committee of China in 1999, China Book Prize in 1991, 2012, Outstanding Scientific Monograph Prize of Educational Committee of China in 1992, Nature Science Prize of Educational Ministry of China in 2007.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Crystals.- Framework of the classical theory of elasticity.- Quasicrystals and their properties.- Physical basis of the elasticity of quasicrystals.- Elasticity theory of one-dimensional quasicrystals and simplification.- Elasticity theory of two-dimensional quaiscrystals and simplification.- Application I—Some dislocation problems and solutions of one- and two-dimensional quasicrystals.- Application II—Some notch and crack problems and solutions of one- and two-dimensional quasicrystals.- Elasticity of three-dimensional quasicrystals and applications.- Elastodynamics of quasicrystals.- Complex variable function method.- Variational principles, numerical method and solutions of two-dimensional quasicrystals.- Some mathematical principles on solutions of elasticity of quasicrystals.- Nonlinear elasticity and plasticity.- Fracture theory of quasicrystals.- Possible applications of elasticity to the study of specific heat of quasicrystals.

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