Foundations of physical mesomechanics of structurally inhomogeneous media

V. E. Panin, Yu V. Grinyaev, V. E. Egorushkin

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We present the basic principles of physical mesomechanics of structurally inhomogeneous media; the theory is developed on the basis of common approaches of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, gauge theory of defects, and mechanics of structured media. Within a multilevel approach, the plastic deformation evolution is considered in the entire hierarchy of structure-scale levels: at the nano, micro, meso, and macro level. Fracture is treated as the final stage of increasing disequilibrium of a solid, when the nonequilibrium thermodynamical Gibbs potential becomes zero and the structure-phase decay of the crystal occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-518
Number of pages18
JournalMechanics of Solids
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2010


  • deformation
  • fracture
  • gauge theories
  • mesomechanics
  • nonlinear waves
  • physic
  • structure-scale levels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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