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Stress, deformation, conservation, and rheology: a survey of key concepts in continuum mechanics

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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00146-9

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Abstract

This chapter provides a brief survey of key concepts in continuum mechanics. It focuses on the fundamental physical concepts that underlie derivations of the mathematical formulations of stress, strain, hydraulic head, pore-fluid pressure, and conservation equations. It then shows how stresses are linked to strain and rates of distortion through some special cases of idealized material behaviors. The goal is to equip the reader with a physical understanding of key mathematical formulations that anchor continuum mechanics in order to better understand theoretical studies published in geomorphology.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Stress, deformation, conservation, and rheology: a survey of key concepts in continuum mechanics
DOI:
10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00146-9
Volume
7
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Volcano Science Center
Description:
24 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology: Volume 7 in Treatise on Geomorphology
First page:
20
Last page:
43