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Nonlinear Mesoscopic Elasticity: The Complex Behaviour of Rocks, Soil, Concrete Hardcover – August 15, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-3527407033 ISBN-10: 3527407030 Edition: 1st
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"I am recommending that you accept the book project for publication." "The research on nonlinear elasticity and dynamics in solids, both theoretical and experimental, is now mature enough to write up a first handbook on this exciting topic."

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This volume brings together a great deal of new data on the static and dynamic elastic properties of granular and other composite material. The authors are at the very center of today’s research and present new and imported theoretical tools that have enabled our current understanding of the complex behavior of rocks.

There are three central themes running throughout the presentation:

  • Rocks as the prototype material for defining a class of materials
  • The PM space model as a useful theoretical construct for developing a phenomenology
  • A sequencer of refined analysis methods.

This suite of new methods for both recording and analyzing data is more than a single framework for interpretation; it is also a toolbox for the experiment. This comprehensive and systematic book if of utmost interest to anybody involved in non-destructive testing, civil engineering, and geophysics.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 410 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH; 1 edition (August 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3527407030
  • ISBN-13: 978-3527407033
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,905,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By mehdi on August 15, 2013
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I give the book three stars not because the book is average but because it can be 5 stars or 1 star!Although it may seem strange, but it is the truth about this book.It can be 5 stars or more,since the authors are in the heart of research and they are pretty good in this field (probably #1 in the world).It can be 1 star since this is not a book to start with.In other words,the book is brief and it expect you to know a lot of stuff beforehand.If you buy this book with a preliminary knowledge of just continuum mechanics or theory of elasticity you may find it very very complex.If I want to compare it with a well written and explained book like continuum mechanics for engineers written by Mase,that book is like learning alphabet of English, while the complexity of this book is like understanding of a medium sized paragraph.That's probably because the Authors of the book are physicits rather than engineers.The language of physicits is somehow different from engineering language.It may take you a while to connect with this book and may make you crazy,but I think it is worthy to struggle!
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