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Non-Linearity and Breakdown in Soft Condensed Matter [electronic resource] : Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Calcutta, India 1–9 December 1993 / edited by Kamal K. Bardhan, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Alex Hansen.

Publication:
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1994.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (XI, 340 p. 70 illus.)
Edition:
1st ed. 1994.
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics, 0075-8450 ; 437
Lecture Notes in Physics, 0075-8450 ; 437
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Subjects:
Condensed matter.
Geophysics.
Physics.
Mechanics.
Mechanics, Applied.
Local subjects:
Condensed Matter Physics. (search)
Geophysics/Geodesy. (search)
Mathematical Methods in Physics. (search)
Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation. (search)
Classical Mechanics. (search)
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. (search)
Language:
English
Summary:
There have been considerable advances in recent times in understanding many common material processes that are of practical importance, such as nonlinear response, fracture, breakdown, earthquakes, packing, and granular flow, that are of immense practical importance. This has been mainly due to new applications of statistical physics, including percolation theory, fractal concepts and self-organized criticality. This collection of articles brings together research in those closely allied fields. It deals with problems in material science involving random geometries and nonlinearity at a mesoscopic scale, where local disorder and nonlinearity influence the global behaviour of cracks, for example, and problems where randomness in time evolution is as crucial as the geometry itself.
Contents:
Decompaction, fluidisation and segregation in a 2D sandpile
Granular flow: Some experimental results
Density waves in granular flow
Height fluctuations and pressure distribution in a model of random close packing of mono-size discs
Statics and dynamics of sandpiles: Some phenomenological ideas
Some physical properties of the Burridge-Knopoff model
Jerky flow, stick-slip in geological materials and earthquake models
Dynamics and structure of displacement fronts in two-dimensional porous media
Heterogeneous porous media: Fronts and noise
Pattern formation in particulate complex fluids: A guided tour
Solvable models of material breakdown
Fracture and other breakdown phenomena in disordered solids
Spring-network and finite-element models for elasticity and fracture
Ginzburg-Landau form description for steps on creep curves
Laboratory simulation of dielectric breakdown
Fracture roughness and physical implications
Rock fracturing by gas loading for well stimulation
Physics of random nonlinear composites
Scaling behavior of electric response in a non-linear composite
Non-linear effects at the critical supercurrent in Josephson Junctions arrays
Field-induced transport in random media
Percolation and tunneling in the quantum hall effect.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Contributor:
Bardhan, Kamal K. editor., Editor,
Chakrabarti, Bikas K. editor., Editor,
Hansen, Alex. editor., Editor,
ISBN:
3-540-49037-X
Publisher Number:
10.1007/3-540-58652-0 doi