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09-07-2020 | Original Paper

Analysis of a thermoelastic Timoshenko beam model

In this paper, we analyze a linear problem describing the vibrations of a coupled suspension bridge. The single-span roadbed is modeled as an extensible thermoelastic beam of Timoshenko type. The main cable is modeled as an elastic string and is …

08-07-2020 | Original Paper

Analytical solution of axisymmetric indentation of multi-layer coating on elastic substrate body

We consider the axisymmetric contact problem of a multi-elastic layer with various elastic constants bonded to an elastic semi-infinite substrate indented by rigid flat-ended cylindrical and spherical indenters. The transfer matrix method is …

08-07-2020 | Original Paper

Active tunability of band gaps for a novel elastic metamaterial plate

A novel active elastic metamaterial plate is proposed, with tunable vibration band-gap characteristics is by using the periodically placed piezoelectric actuator and sensor pairs along one direction of the plate. Active control strategies are …

08-07-2020 | Original Paper

An a priori error analysis of a Lord–Shulman poro-thermoelastic problem with microtemperatures

In this paper, we deal with the numerical analysis of the Lord–Shulman thermoelastic problem with porosity and microtemperatures. The thermomechanical problem leads to a coupled system composed of linear hyperbolic partial differential equations …

08-07-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Characterization and dynamical stability of fully nonlinear strain solitary waves in a fluid-filled hyperelastic membrane tube

We first characterize strain solitary waves propagating in a fluid-filled membrane tube when the fluid is stationary prior to wave propagation and the tube is also subjected to a finite stretch. We consider the parameter regime where all traveling …

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Since 1965, the international journal Acta Mechanica has been among the leading journals in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics. In addition to the fields of solid and fluid mechanics, such as elasticity, plasticity, vibrations and control, structures, multi-body dynamics, hydrodynamics, gasdynamics and multiphase flows, it also gives special attention to areas such as Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics, micro- and nanomechanics of fluids and solids, smart materials and structures, biomechanics of solids and fluids, and novel issues at the interface of mechanics and materials.
The journal further publishes papers in such related fields as rheology, thermodynamics, and electromagnetic interactions with fluids and solids. Acta Mechanica emphasizes originality in all aspects of theoretical, experimental, and computational mechanics that are of lasting value and of current interest. Acta Mechanica will also publish special issues and editor-invited Reviews and Perspectives.

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