Voyiadjis’ Latest Textbook Published by Springer, Available Now

March 6, 2019

Two textbooks stacked on top of eachotherBATON ROUGE, LA – The Handbook of Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures, a two-volume textbook by Boyd Professor and Chair of the LSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering George Voyiadjis, was recently published by Springer.

The book is the product of more than five years of work by Voyiadjis and covers all areas of nonlocal continuum mechanics, including theoretical aspects, computational procedures, and experimental advances. Its articles cover a number of disciplines and were written by internationally recognized experts in their respective fields, making it the most up-to-date, established knowledge base on using nonlocal continuum mechanics to characterize material behavior for advanced composites and nano-materials, as well as engineering scale structures.

“The handbook is basically intended as a textbook for university courses, as well as a reference for researchers in this field,” Voyiadjis writes in the preface of the book. “It will serve as a timely addition to the literature on nonlocal mechanics and will serve as an invaluable resource to members of the international scientific and industrial communities.

“It is hoped that the reader will find this handbook a useful resource as he/she progresses in their study and research in nonlocal mechanics. Each of the individual sections of this handbook could be considered as a compact self-contained mini-book right under its own title. However, these topics are presented in relation to the basic principles of nonlocal mechanics.”

Voyiadjis joined the LSU faculty in 1980 and has served as department chair since 2001. He also serves as director of the LSU Center for GeoInformatics and is a foreign member of both the Polish Academy of Sciences, Division IV and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. As a principal investigator or investigator, he has secured more than $25 million in research funds from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Transportation, and major companies such as IBM and Martin Marietta. He holds two patents and has more than 320 refereed journal articles and 19 books, 11 as editor, to his credit.


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