Continuum Mechanics

Continuum mechanics is a branch of mechanics that deals with the analysis of the kinematics and the mechanical behavior of materials modeled as a continuous mass rather than as discrete particles. The French mathematician Augustin Louis Cauchy was the first to formulate such models in the 19th century, but research in the area continues today.

Read more about Continuum MechanicsExplanation, Concept of A Continuum, Major Areas of Continuum Mechanics, Formulation of Models, Forces in A Continuum, Kinematics: Deformation and Motion, Governing Equations, Applications

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... Deformation in continuum mechanics is the transformation of a body from a reference configuration to a current configuration ... contrary to macroscopic intuition, the continuum mechanics definition of deformation includes rigid body motions ( footnote 4, p ... In this case, the continuum completely recovers its original configuration ...
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