In this volume the author gives a detailed presentation of his theory of multiphase mixtures with structure. The book also addresses students, and in addition encourages further research. Based on the concept of averaging the field equations, conservation and balance equations are developed. A material deformation postulate leads to structured mixtures. The resulting model is compared with those in use elsewhere. The final chapters are devoted to constitutive theory and constitutive equations. In particular, two-phase mixtures are treated in some detail.
This detailed presentation of the author's theory will be an important addition to the existing literature in materials science, useful also for students. Based on the method of averaging and a material deformation postulate, field equations, balance and conservation equations and finally the constitutive theory are developed and compared with existing approaches.
Field equations of multiphase mixtures.- The material deformation postulate and field equations of multiphase mixtures with structure.- Restrictions imposed on field equations by the principle of material frame-indifference.- Simplification of the theory of structured multiphase mixtures.- Concepts and principles of constitutive theory.- Constitutive equations.- Mixtures with rotation and dilatation.