Crystal Elasticity

Crystal Elasticity

Pascal Gadaud, French CNRS, France

ISBN : 9781786308221

Publication Date : April 2022

Hardcover 190 pp

165.00 USD



This book is an original and timeless description of the elasticity of solids, and more particularly of crystals, covering all aspects from theory and elastic constants to experimental moduli.

The first part is dedicated to a phenomenological and dimensionless representation of macroscopic crystal elasticity, which allows us to compare all crystals of the same symmetry with the concept of anisotropy and to establish new relations between elastic constants. Multi-scale approaches are then put forward to describe the elasticity at an atomic scale or for polycrystals. The relationship between elasticity and structural or physical properties is illustrated by many experimental data.

The second part is entirely devoted to a Lagrangian theory of vibrations and its application to the characterization of elasticity by means of the dynamic resonant method. This unique approach applied to tension-compression, flexural and torsional tests allows for an accurate determination of elastic moduli of structural and functional crystals, varying from bulk to multi-coated materials.


Part 1. Crystal Elasticity: Dimensionless and Multiscale Representation.
1. Macroscopic Elasticity: Conventional Writing.
2. Macroscopic Elasticity: Dimensionless Representation and Simplification.
3. Crystal Elasticity: From Monocrystal to Lattice.
4. Macroscopic Elasticity: From Monocrystal to Polycrystal.
5. Experimental Macroscopic Elasticity: Relation with Structural Aspects and Physical Properties.

Part 2. Lagrangian Theory of Vibrations: Application to the Characterization of Elasticity.
6. Tension–Compression in a Cylindrical Rod.
7. Beam Bending.
8. Plate Torsion.
9. Thin Plate Bending.
10. Vibration Measurements and Macroscopic Internal Stresses.

About the authors

Pascal Gadaud is a researcher at Institut P’ at the French CNRS in Poitiers, where he has worked since 1989. This book covers his main research activities undertaken since 1997, namely the characterization of elasticity.

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