The Encyclopedia of Thermal Stresses is an important interdisciplinary reference work. In addition to topics on thermal stresses, it contains entries on related topics, such as the theory of elasticity, heat conduction, thermodynamics, appropriate topics on applied mathematics, and topics on numerical methods. The Encyclopedia is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and engineers. It brings together well established knowledge and recently received results. All entries were prepared by leading experts from all over the world, and are presented in an easily accessible format. The work is lavishly illustrated, examples and applications are given where appropriate, ideas for further development abound, and the work will challenge many students and researchers to pursue new results of their own. This work can also serve as a one-stop resource for all who need succinct, concise, reliable and up to date information in short encyclopedic entries, while the extensive references will be of interest to those who need further information. For the coming decade, this is likely to remain the most extensive and authoritative work on Thermal Stresses.
Dr. Richard B. Hetnarski is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
From the Contents: - Aero-Thermo-Elasticity, Aero-Magneto-Elasticity, Functionally Graded Plates, Shells and Beams.- Analytical (Computational) Thermomechanics.-Ceramics and Linear Fracture Mechanics.-Composites.-Contact Problems.-Coupled and Generalized Thermoelasticity.-Elastostatics and Thermoelastostatics.-Electro-Elastic Thermoelasticity and Smart Structures.-Electronics, Optoelectronics, Photonics, and MEMS (MOEMS) Packaging Engineering.-Fracture.-Heat Conduction-Direct, Inverse and Optimization.-Heat Treatment, Welding, and Shape Memory.-Linear and Nonlinear Viscoelasticity and Viscoplasticity.-Mathematical Preliminaries and Methods.-Methods of Complex Variables.-Nanotechnology, Special Methods in Thermal Stresses.-Plates.-Qualitive Properties of Thermoelastic Solutions.-Shells.-Simulation and Modeling-Thermal Stresses.-Stability.-Thermal Stress Resistance, Experimental Methods.-Thermal Stresses-Basic Problems.-Thermal Stresses Induced by Laser Heating.-Thermo-Inelasticity and Damage.-Thermodynamics of Thermodeformable Solids.-Thermoelastodynamics.-Transient Thermoelastic Waves and Dynamic Problems.-