Thermodynamics of Solids

  title={Thermodynamics of Solids},
  author={Peter Haupt},
Material properties are represented by constitutive equations, which complete the set of balance equations for momentum and energy. According to experimental observations, material behavior may be idealized to be rate independent or rate dependent. Moreover, rate dependent or rate independent hysteresis effects may occur: This implies four different categories of constitutive models, namely the theories of elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity and viscoplasticity. In case of elasticity the… CONTINUE READING