Fractional Calculus with Applications in Mechanics

Wave Propagation, Impact and Variational Principles

Author: Teodor M. Atanackovic,Stevan Pilipovic,Bogoljub Stankovic,Dusan Zorica

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118909135

Category: Mathematics

Page: 406

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The books Fractional Calculus with Applications in Mechanics: Vibrations and Diffusion Processes and Fractional Calculus with Applications in Mechanics: Wave Propagation, Impact and Variational Principles contain various applications of fractional calculus to the fields of classical mechanics. Namely, the books study problems in fields such as viscoelasticity of fractional order, lateral vibrations of a rod of fractional order type, lateral vibrations of a rod positioned on fractional order viscoelastic foundations, diffusion-wave phenomena, heat conduction, wave propagation, forced oscillations of a body attached to a rod, impact and variational principles of a Hamiltonian type. The books will be useful for graduate students in mechanics and applied mathematics, as well as for researchers in these fields. Part 1 of this book presents an introduction to fractional calculus. Chapter 1 briefly gives definitions and notions that are needed later in the book and Chapter 2 presents definitions and some of the properties of fractional integrals and derivatives. Part 2 is the central part of the book. Chapter 3 presents the analysis of waves in fractional viscoelastic materials in infinite and finite spatial domains. In Chapter 4, the problem of oscillations of a translatory moving rigid body, attached to a heavy, or light viscoelastic rod of fractional order type, is studied in detail. In Chapter 5, the authors analyze a specific engineering problem of the impact of a viscoelastic rod against a rigid wall. Finally, in Chapter 6, some results for the optimization of a functional containing fractional derivatives of constant and variable order are presented.

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Lokenath Debnath

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817643232

Category: Mathematics

Page: 737

View: 6430

Topics and key features: * Thorough coverage of derivation and methods of solutions for all fundamental nonlinear model equations, which include Korteweg--de Vries, Boussinesq, Burgers, Fisher, nonlinear reaction-diffusion, Euler--Lagrange, nonlinear Klein--Gordon, sine-Gordon, nonlinear Schrödinger, Euler, Water Waves, Camassa and Holm, Johnson, Davey-Stewartson, Kolmogorov, Petrovsky and Piscunov, Kadomtsev and Petviashivilli, Benjamin, Bona and Mahony, Harry Dym, Lax, and Whitman equations * Systematic presentation and explanation of conservation laws, weak solutions, and shock waves * Solitons, compactons, intrinsic localized modes, and the Inverse Scattering Transform * Special emphasis on nonlinear instability of dispersive waves with applications to water waves * Over 600 worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises with hints and selected solutions New features of the Second Edition include: * Improved presentation of results, methods of solutions,

Proceedings, "WASCOM 2007"

14th Conference on Waves and Stability in Continuous Media : Baia Samuele, Sicily, Italy ; 30 June - 7 July 2007

Author: Natale Manganaro,Roberto Monaco,Salvatore Rionero

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812772359

Category: Electronic books

Page: 597

View: 645

This volume is the fifth in a series of proceedings which started in 1999. The contributions include the latest results on the theory of wave propagation, extended thermodynamics, and the stability of the solutions to partial differential equations. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Reciprocal Transformations and Integrable Hamiltonian Hydrodynamic Type Systems (334 KB). Contents: Quantitative Estimates for the Large Time Behavior of a Reaction-Diffusion Equation with Rational Reaction Term (M Bisi et al.); Linearized Euler''s Variational Equations in Lagrangian Coordinates (G Boillat & Y J Peng); Restabilizing Forcing for a Diffusive Prey-Predator Model (B Buonomo & S Rionero); Fluid Dynamical Features of the Weak KAM Theory (F Cardin); Ricci Flow Deformation of Cosmological Initial Data Sets (M Carfora & T Buchert); Fuchsian Partial Differential Equations (Y Choquet-Bruhat); Analytic Structure of the Four-Wave Mixing Model in Photoreactive Material (R Conte & S Bugaychuk); A Note about Waves in Dissipative and Dispersive Solids (M Destrade & G Saccomandi); Exponential and Algebraic Relaxation in Kinetic Models for Wealth Distribution (B Dring et al.); Solitary Waves in Dispersive Materials (J Engelbrecht et al.); A GinzburgOCoLandau Model for the Ice-Water and Liquid-Vapor Phase Transitions (M Fabrizio); Stability Considerations for Reaction-Diffusion Systems (J N Flavin); A Mechanical Model for Liquid Nanolayers (H Gouin); A Particle Method for a Lotka-Volterra System with Nonlinear Cross and Self-Diffusion (M Groppi & M Sammartino); Transport Properties of Chemically Reacting Gas Mixtures (G M Kremer); Navier-Stokes in Aperture Domains: Existence with Bounded Flux and Qualitative Properties (P Maremonti); On Two-Pulse Interaction in a Class of Model Elastic Materials (A Mentrelli et al.); On a Particle-Size Segregation Equation (C Mineo & M Torrisi); Problems of Stability and Waves in Biological Systems (G Mulone); Multiple Cold and Hot Second Sound Shocks in HE II (A Muracchini & L Seccia); Differential Equations and Lie Symmetries (F Oliveri et al.); Bifurcation Analysis of Equilibria in Competitive Logistic Networks with Adaptation (A Raimondi & C Tebaldi); Poiseuille Flow of a Fluid Overlying a Porous Media (B Straughan); Analysis of Heat Conduction Phenomena in a One-Dimensional Hard-Point Gas by Extended Thermodynamics (S Tanigushi et al.); On Waves in Weakly Nonlinear Poroelastic Materials Modeling Impacts of Meteorites (K Wilmanski et al.); and other papers. Readership: Researchers in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering."

Advances in Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Material Behavior

In Recognition of the 60th Birthday of Roger L. Fosdick

Author: Roger Fosdick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792369714

Category: Mathematics

Page: 436

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The papers included in this volume were presented at the Symposium on Advances in the Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Material Behavior, held as part of the 1999 Joint ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference at Virginia Tech on June 27-30, 1999. The Symposium was held in honor of Professor Roger L. Fosdick on his 60th birthday. The papers are written by prominent researchers in the fields of mechanics, thermodynamics, materials modeling, and applied mathematics. They address open questions and present the latest development in these and related areas. This volume is a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students in universities and research laboratories.

Heterogeneous Materials

Nonlinear and Breakdown Properties and Atomistic Modeling

Author: Muhammad Sahimi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217045

Category: Mathematics

Page: 638

View: 2093

This monograph describes and discusses the properties of heterogeneous materials, comparing two fundamental approaches to describing and predicting materials’ properties. This multidisciplinary book will appeal to applied physicists, materials scientists, chemical and mechanical engineers, chemists, and applied mathematicians.

Quantum Monte Carlo

Origins, Development, Applications

Author: James B. Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199718740

Category: Science

Page: 198

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Monte Carlo methods are a class of computational algorithms for simulating the behavior of a wide range of various physical and mathematical systems (with many variables). Their utility has increased with general availability of fast computers, and new applications are continually forthcoming. The basic concepts of Monte Carlo are both simple and straightforward and rooted in statistics and probability theory, their defining characteristic being that the methodology relies on random or pseudo-random sequences of numbers. It is a technique of numerical analysis based on the approximate solution of a problem using repeated sampling experiments and observing the proportion of times a given property is satisfied. The term Monte Carlo was first used to describe calculational methods based on chance in the 1940s, but the methods themselves preceded the term by as much as a century. Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) first appeared in 1982 and similarly was preceded by development of the related calculational methodology. The success of QMC methods over the past few decades has been remarkable, and this book will clearly demonstrate that success in its discussion of applications. For isolated molecules, the basic material of chemistry, QMC methods have produced exact solutions of the Schroedinger equation for very small systems and the most accurate solutions available for very large systems. The range of applications is impressive: folding of protein molecules, interactions in liquids, structure modeling in crystals and enzymes, quantum dots, designing heat shields and aerodynamic forms, architecture, design, business and economics, and even cinema and video games (3D modeling). This book takes a similar approach to Henry Schaefers classic book Quantum Chemistry (OUP, 1984 now a Dover edition), collecting summaries of some of the most important papers in the quantum Monte Carlo literature, tying everything together with analysis and discussion of applications. Quantum Monte Carlo is a reference book for quantum Monte Carlo applications, belonging near the desk of every quantum chemist, physicist, and a wide range of scientists and engineers across many disciplines, destined to become a classic.

Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963967

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1920

View: 7169

Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Structural and Materials Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Structural and Materials Engineering in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Structural and Materials Engineering: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at