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Drop (liquid)
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A drop or droplet is a small column of liquid, bounded completely or almost completely by free surfaces. A drop may form when liquid accumulates at the end of a tube or other surface boundary. Drops may also be formed by the condensation of a vapor or by atomization of a mass of liquid. Liquid forms drops because the liquid surface tension. A simple way to form a drop is to allow liquid to flow slowly from the end of a vertical tube of small diameter. The surface tension of the causes the liquid to hang from the tube. When the drop exceeds a size it is no longer stable. The falling liquid is also a drop held together by surface tension, in the pendant drop test, a drop of liquid is suspended from the end of a tube by surface tension. The force due to surface tension is proportional to the length of the boundary between the liquid and the tube, with the proportionality constant usually denoted γ. Since the length of boundary is the circumference of the tube. The limit of this formula, as α goes to 90°, gives the weight of a pendant drop for a liquid with a given surface tension. M g = π d γ This relationship is the basis of a convenient method of measuring surface tension, more sophisticated methods are available to take account of the developing shape of the pendant as the drop grows. These methods are used if the tension is unknown. In medicine, droppers have a diameter, in such a way that 1 millilitre is equivalent to 20 drops. And, for the cases when smaller amounts are necessary, microdroppers are used, the drop adhesion to a solid can be divided to two categories, lateral adhesion and normal adhesion. Normal adhesion is the required to detach a drop from the surface in the normal direction. The measurement of both forms can be done with the Centrifugal Adhesion Balance. The CAB uses a combination of centrifugal and gravitational forces to any ratio of lateral and normal forces
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Surface area
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The surface area of a solid object is a measure of the total area that the surface of the object occupies. Smooth surfaces, such as a sphere, are assigned surface area using their representation as parametric surfaces and this definition of surface area is based on methods of infinitesimal calculus and involves partial derivatives and double integration. A general definition of area was sought by Henri Lebesgue. Their work led to the development of measure theory, which studies various notions of surface area for irregular objects of any dimension. An important example is the Minkowski content of a surface, while the areas of many simple surfaces have been known since antiquity, a rigorous mathematical definition of area requires a great deal of care. This should provide a function S ↦ A which assigns a real number to a certain class of surfaces that satisfies several natural requirements. The most fundamental property of the area is its additivity. More rigorously, if a surface S is a union of many pieces S1, …, Sr which do not overlap except at their boundaries. Surface areas of polygonal shapes must agree with their geometrically defined area. Since surface area is a notion, areas of congruent surfaces must be the same and the area must depend only on the shape of the surface. This means that surface area is invariant under the group of Euclidean motions and these properties uniquely characterize surface area for a wide class of geometric surfaces called piecewise smooth. Such surfaces consist of many pieces that can be represented in the parametric form S D, r → = r →, ∈ D with a continuously differentiable function r →. The area of a piece is defined by the formula A = ∬ D | r → u × r → v | d u d v. Thus the area of SD is obtained by integrating the length of the vector r → u × r → v to the surface over the appropriate region D in the parametric uv plane. The area of the surface is then obtained by adding together the areas of the pieces. The main formula can be specialized to different classes of surfaces, giving, in particular, formulas for areas of graphs z = f and surfaces of revolution. It was demonstrated by Hermann Schwarz that already for the cylinder, various approaches to a general definition of surface area were developed in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century by Henri Lebesgue and Hermann Minkowski. While for piecewise smooth surfaces there is a natural notion of surface area, if a surface is very irregular, or rough
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Surface tension
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Surface tension is the elastic tendency of a fluid surface which makes it acquire the least surface area possible. Surface tension allows insects, usually denser than water, to float, at liquid-air interfaces, surface tension results from the greater attraction of liquid molecules to each other than to the molecules in the air. The net effect is a force at its surface that causes the liquid to behave as if its surface were covered with a stretched elastic membrane. Thus, the surface becomes under tension from the imbalanced forces, because of the relatively high attraction of water molecules for each other through a web of hydrogen bonds, water has a higher surface tension compared to that of most other liquids. Surface tension is an important factor in the phenomenon of capillarity, Surface tension has the dimension of force per unit length, or of energy per unit area. The two are equivalent, but when referring to energy per unit of area, it is common to use the surface energy. In materials science, surface tension is used for either surface stress or surface free energy, the cohesive forces among liquid molecules are responsible for the phenomenon of surface tension. In the bulk of the liquid, each molecule is pulled equally in every direction by neighboring liquid molecules, the molecules at the surface do not have the same molecules on all sides of them and therefore are pulled inwards. This creates some internal pressure and forces liquid surfaces to contract to the minimal area, Surface tension is responsible for the shape of liquid droplets. Although easily deformed, droplets of water tend to be pulled into a shape by the imbalance in cohesive forces of the surface layer. In the absence of forces, including gravity, drops of virtually all liquids would be approximately spherical. The spherical shape minimizes the necessary wall tension of the surface according to Laplaces law. Another way to view surface tension is in terms of energy, a molecule in contact with a neighbor is in a lower state of energy than if it were alone. The interior molecules have as many neighbors as they can possibly have, for the liquid to minimize its energy state, the number of higher energy boundary molecules must be minimized. The minimized quantity of boundary molecules results in a surface area. As a result of surface area minimization, a surface will assume the smoothest shape it can, since any curvature in the surface shape results in greater area, a higher energy will also result. Consequently, the surface will push back against any curvature in much the way as a ball pushed uphill will push back to minimize its gravitational potential energy. Bubbles in pure water are unstable, the addition of surfactants, however, can have a stabilizing effect on the bubbles
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Continuum mechanics
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Continuum mechanics is a branch of mechanics that deals with the analysis of the kinematics and the mechanical behavior of materials modeled as a continuous mass rather than as discrete particles. The French mathematician Augustin-Louis Cauchy was the first to formulate such models in the 19th century, research in the area continues till today. Modeling an object as a continuum assumes that the substance of the object completely fills the space it occupies, Continuum mechanics deals with physical properties of solids and fluids which are independent of any particular coordinate system in which they are observed. These physical properties are represented by tensors, which are mathematical objects that have the required property of being independent of coordinate system. These tensors can be expressed in coordinate systems for computational convenience, Materials, such as solids, liquids and gases, are composed of molecules separated by space. On a microscopic scale, materials have cracks and discontinuities, a continuum is a body that can be continually sub-divided into infinitesimal elements with properties being those of the bulk material. More specifically, the continuum hypothesis/assumption hinges on the concepts of an elementary volume. This condition provides a link between an experimentalists and a viewpoint on constitutive equations as well as a way of spatial and statistical averaging of the microstructure. The latter then provide a basis for stochastic finite elements. The levels of SVE and RVE link continuum mechanics to statistical mechanics, the RVE may be assessed only in a limited way via experimental testing, when the constitutive response becomes spatially homogeneous. Specifically for fluids, the Knudsen number is used to assess to what extent the approximation of continuity can be made, consider car traffic on a highway---with just one lane for simplicity. Somewhat surprisingly, and in a tribute to its effectiveness, continuum mechanics effectively models the movement of cars via a differential equation for the density of cars. The familiarity of this situation empowers us to understand a little of the continuum-discrete dichotomy underlying continuum modelling in general. To start modelling define that, x measure distance along the highway, t is time, ρ is the density of cars on the highway, cars do not appear and disappear. Consider any group of cars, from the car at the back of the group located at x = a to the particular car at the front located at x = b. The total number of cars in this group N = ∫ a b ρ d x, since cars are conserved d N / d t =0. The only way an integral can be zero for all intervals is if the integrand is zero for all x, consequently, conservation derives the first order nonlinear conservation PDE ∂ ρ ∂ t + ∂ ∂ x =0 for all positions on the highway. This conservation PDE applies not only to car traffic but also to fluids, solids, crowds, animals, plants, bushfires, financial traders and this PDE is one equation with two unknowns, so another equation is needed to form a well posed problem
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Conservation of energy
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In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant—it is said to be conserved over time. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, rather, it transforms from one form to another, for instance, chemical energy can be converted to kinetic energy in the explosion of a stick of dynamite. A consequence of the law of conservation of energy is that a perpetual motion machine of the first kind cannot exist and that is to say, no system without an external energy supply can deliver an unlimited amount of energy to its surroundings. Ancient philosophers as far back as Thales of Miletus c.550 BCE had inklings of the conservation of some underlying substance of everything is made. However, there is no reason to identify this with what we know today as mass-energy. Empedocles wrote that in his system, composed of four roots, nothing comes to be or perishes, instead. In 1605, Simon Stevinus was able to solve a number of problems in statics based on the principle that perpetual motion was impossible. Essentially, he pointed out that the height a moving body rises is equal to the height from which it falls, and used this observation to infer the idea of inertia. The remarkable aspect of this observation is that the height that a moving body ascends to does not depend on the shape of the surface that the body is moving on. In 1669, Christian Huygens published his laws of collision, among the quantities he listed as being invariant before and after the collision of bodies were both the sum of their linear momentums as well as the sum of their kinetic energies. However, the difference between elastic and inelastic collision was not understood at the time and this led to the dispute among later researchers as to which of these conserved quantities was the more fundamental. In his Horologium Oscillatorium, he gave a much clearer statement regarding the height of ascent of a moving body, Huygens study of the dynamics of pendulum motion was based on a single principle, that the center of gravity of heavy objects cannot lift itself. The fact that energy is scalar, unlike linear momentum which is a vector. It was Leibniz during 1676–1689 who first attempted a mathematical formulation of the kind of energy which is connected with motion. Using Huygens work on collision, Leibniz noticed that in mechanical systems. He called this quantity the vis viva or living force of the system, the principle represents an accurate statement of the approximate conservation of kinetic energy in situations where there is no friction. Many physicists at that time, such as Newton, held that the conservation of momentum and it was later shown that both quantities are conserved simultaneously, given the proper conditions such as an elastic collision. In 1687, Isaac Newton published his Principia, which was organized around the concept of force and momentum
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Conservation of mass
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Hence, the quantity of mass is conserved over time. Thus, during any chemical reaction, nuclear reaction, or radioactive decay in an isolated system, the concept of mass conservation is widely used in many fields such as chemistry, mechanics, and fluid dynamics. e. Those completely isolated from all exchanges with the environment, in this circumstance, the mass–energy equivalence theorem states that mass conservation is equivalent to total energy conservation, which is the first law of thermodynamics. By contrast, for a closed system mass is only approximately conserved. Certain types of matter may be created or destroyed, but in all of these processes, for a discussion, see mass in general relativity. An important idea in ancient Greek philosophy was that Nothing comes from nothing, so that what exists now has always existed, no new matter can come into existence where there was none before. A further principle of conservation was stated by Epicurus who, describing the nature of the Universe, wrote that the totality of things was always such as it is now, and always will be. Jain philosophy, a non-creationist philosophy based on the teachings of Mahavira, states that the universe, the Jain text Tattvarthasutra states that a substance is permanent, but its modes are characterised by creation and destruction. A principle of the conservation of matter was also stated by Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī and he wrote that A body of matter cannot disappear completely. It only changes its form, condition, composition, color and other properties, the principle of conservation of mass was first outlined by Mikhail Lomonosov in 1748. He proved it by experiments—though this is sometimes challenged, antoine Lavoisier had expressed these ideas in 1774. Others whose ideas pre-dated the work of Lavoisier include Joseph Black, Henry Cavendish, the conservation of mass was obscure for millennia because of the buoyancy effect of the Earths atmosphere on the weight of gases. For example, a piece of wood weighs less after burning, the vacuum pump also enabled the weighing of gases using scales. Once understood, the conservation of mass was of importance in progressing from alchemy to modern chemistry. His research indicated that in certain reactions the loss or gain could not have more than from 2 to 4 parts in 100,000. The difference in the accuracy aimed at and attained by Lavoisier on the one hand, in special relativity, the conservation of mass does not apply if the system is open and energy escapes. However, it continue to apply to totally closed systems. If energy cannot escape a system, its mass cannot decrease, in relativity theory, so long as any type of energy is retained within a system, this energy exhibits mass
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Momentum
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In classical mechanics, linear momentum, translational momentum, or simply momentum is the product of the mass and velocity of an object, quantified in kilogram-meters per second. It is dimensionally equivalent to impulse, the product of force and time, Newtons second law of motion states that the change in linear momentum of a body is equal to the net impulse acting on it. If the truck were lighter, or moving slowly, then it would have less momentum. Linear momentum is also a quantity, meaning that if a closed system is not affected by external forces. In classical mechanics, conservation of momentum is implied by Newtons laws. It also holds in special relativity and, with definitions, a linear momentum conservation law holds in electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory. It is ultimately an expression of one of the symmetries of space and time. Linear momentum depends on frame of reference, observers in different frames would find different values of linear momentum of a system. But each would observe that the value of linear momentum does not change with time, momentum has a direction as well as magnitude. Quantities that have both a magnitude and a direction are known as vector quantities, because momentum has a direction, it can be used to predict the resulting direction of objects after they collide, as well as their speeds. Below, the properties of momentum are described in one dimension. The vector equations are almost identical to the scalar equations, the momentum of a particle is traditionally represented by the letter p. It is the product of two quantities, the mass and velocity, p = m v, the units of momentum are the product of the units of mass and velocity. In SI units, if the mass is in kilograms and the velocity in meters per second then the momentum is in kilogram meters/second, in cgs units, if the mass is in grams and the velocity in centimeters per second, then the momentum is in gram centimeters/second. Being a vector, momentum has magnitude and direction, for example, a 1 kg model airplane, traveling due north at 1 m/s in straight and level flight, has a momentum of 1 kg m/s due north measured from the ground. The momentum of a system of particles is the sum of their momenta, if two particles have masses m1 and m2, and velocities v1 and v2, the total momentum is p = p 1 + p 2 = m 1 v 1 + m 2 v 2. If all the particles are moving, the center of mass will generally be moving as well, if the center of mass is moving at velocity vcm, the momentum is, p = m v cm. This is known as Eulers first law, if a force F is applied to a particle for a time interval Δt, the momentum of the particle changes by an amount Δ p = F Δ t
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Solid mechanics
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Solid mechanics is fundamental for civil, aerospace, nuclear, and mechanical engineering, for geology, and for many branches of physics such as materials science. It has specific applications in other areas, such as understanding the anatomy of living beings. One of the most common applications of solid mechanics is the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation. Solid mechanics extensively uses tensors to describe stresses, strains, as shown in the following table, solid mechanics inhabits a central place within continuum mechanics. The field of rheology presents an overlap between solid and fluid mechanics, a material has a rest shape and its shape departs away from the rest shape due to stress. The amount of departure from rest shape is called deformation, the proportion of deformation to original size is called strain and this region of deformation is known as the linearly elastic region. It is most common for analysts in solid mechanics to use linear material models, however, real materials often exhibit non-linear behavior. As new materials are used and old ones are pushed to their limits, There are four basic models that describe how a solid responds to an applied stress, Elastically – When an applied stress is removed, the material returns to its undeformed state. Linearly elastic materials, those that deform proportionally to the applied load and this implies that the material response has time-dependence. Plastically – Materials that behave elastically generally do so when the stress is less than a yield value. When the stress is greater than the stress, the material behaves plastically. That is, deformation occurs after yield is permanent. Thermoelastically - There is coupling of mechanical with thermal responses, in general, thermoelasticity is concerned with elastic solids under conditions that are neither isothermal nor adiabatic. The simplest theory involves the Fouriers law of conduction, as opposed to advanced theories with physically more realistic models. This theorem includes the method of least work as a special case 1874,1922, Timoshenko corrects the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation 1936, Hardy Cross publication of the moment distribution method, an important innovation in the design of continuous frames. Martin, and L. J. Applied mechanics Materials science Continuum mechanics Fracture mechanics L. D, landau, E. M. Lifshitz, Course of Theoretical Physics, Theory of Elasticity Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN 0-7506-2633-X J. E. Marsden, T. J. Hughes, Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity, Dover, ISBN 0-486-67865-2 P. C. Chou, N. J. Pagano, Elasticity, Tensor, Dyadic, goodier, Theory of elasticity, 3d ed
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Stress (mechanics)
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For example, when a solid vertical bar is supporting a weight, each particle in the bar pushes on the particles immediately below it. When a liquid is in a container under pressure, each particle gets pushed against by all the surrounding particles. The container walls and the pressure-inducing surface push against them in reaction and these macroscopic forces are actually the net result of a very large number of intermolecular forces and collisions between the particles in those molecules. Strain inside a material may arise by various mechanisms, such as stress as applied by external forces to the material or to its surface. Any strain of a material generates an internal elastic stress, analogous to the reaction force of a spring. In liquids and gases, only deformations that change the volume generate persistent elastic stress, however, if the deformation is gradually changing with time, even in fluids there will usually be some viscous stress, opposing that change. Elastic and viscous stresses are usually combined under the mechanical stress. Significant stress may exist even when deformation is negligible or non-existent, stress may exist in the absence of external forces, such built-in stress is important, for example, in prestressed concrete and tempered glass. Stress may also be imposed on a material without the application of net forces, for example by changes in temperature or chemical composition, stress that exceeds certain strength limits of the material will result in permanent deformation or even change its crystal structure and chemical composition. In some branches of engineering, the stress is occasionally used in a looser sense as a synonym of internal force. For example, in the analysis of trusses, it may refer to the total traction or compression force acting on a beam, since ancient times humans have been consciously aware of stress inside materials. Until the 17th century the understanding of stress was largely intuitive and empirical, with those tools, Augustin-Louis Cauchy was able to give the first rigorous and general mathematical model for stress in a homogeneous medium. Cauchy observed that the force across a surface was a linear function of its normal vector, and, moreover. The understanding of stress in liquids started with Newton, who provided a formula for friction forces in parallel laminar flow. Stress is defined as the force across a small boundary per unit area of that boundary, following the basic premises of continuum mechanics, stress is a macroscopic concept. In a fluid at rest the force is perpendicular to the surface, in a solid, or in a flow of viscous liquid, the force F may not be perpendicular to S, hence the stress across a surface must be regarded a vector quantity, not a scalar. Moreover, the direction and magnitude depend on the orientation of S. Thus the stress state of the material must be described by a tensor, called the stress tensor, with respect to any chosen coordinate system, the Cauchy stress tensor can be represented as a symmetric matrix of 3×3 real numbers
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Deformation (mechanics)
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Deformation in continuum mechanics is the transformation of a body from a reference configuration to a current configuration. A configuration is a set containing the positions of all particles of the body, a deformation may be caused by external loads, body forces, or changes in temperature, moisture content, or chemical reactions, etc. Strain is a description of deformation in terms of displacement of particles in the body that excludes rigid-body motions. In a continuous body, a deformation field results from a field induced by applied forces or is due to changes in the temperature field inside the body. The relation between stresses and induced strains is expressed by constitutive equations, e. g. Hookes law for linear elastic materials, deformations which are recovered after the stress field has been removed are called elastic deformations. In this case, the continuum completely recovers its original configuration, on the other hand, irreversible deformations remain even after stresses have been removed. Another type of deformation is viscous deformation, which is the irreversible part of viscoelastic deformation. In the case of elastic deformations, the response function linking strain to the stress is the compliance tensor of the material. Strain is a measure of deformation representing the displacement between particles in the relative to a reference length. A general deformation of a body can be expressed in the form x = F where X is the position of material points in the body. Such a measure does not distinguish between rigid body motions and changes in shape of the body, a deformation has units of length. We could, for example, define strain to be ε ≐ ∂ ∂ X = F ′ − I, hence strains are dimensionless and are usually expressed as a decimal fraction, a percentage or in parts-per notation. Strains measure how much a given deformation differs locally from a rigid-body deformation, a strain is in general a tensor quantity. Physical insight into strains can be gained by observing that a given strain can be decomposed into normal and this could be applied by elongation, shortening, or volume changes, or angular distortion. However, it is sufficient to know the normal and shear components of strain on a set of three perpendicular directions. In this case, the undeformed and deformed configurations of the continuum are significantly different and this is commonly the case with elastomers, plastically-deforming materials and other fluids and biological soft tissue. Infinitesimal strain theory, also called small strain theory, small deformation theory, small displacement theory, in this case, the undeformed and deformed configurations of the body can be assumed identical. Large-displacement or large-rotation theory, which assumes small strains but large rotations, in each of these theories the strain is then defined differently
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Compatibility (mechanics)
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In continuum mechanics, a compatible deformation tensor field in a body is that unique tensor field that is obtained when the body is subjected to a continuous, single-valued, displacement field. Compatibility is the study of the conditions under which such a displacement field can be guaranteed, compatibility conditions are particular cases of integrability conditions and were first derived for linear elasticity by Barré de Saint-Venant in 1864 and proved rigorously by Beltrami in 1886. In the continuum description of a solid body we imagine the body to be composed of a set of volumes or material points. Each volume is assumed to be connected to its neighbors without any gaps or overlaps, certain mathematical conditions have to be satisfied to ensure that gaps/overlaps do not develop when a continuum body is deformed. A body that deforms without developing any gaps/overlaps is called a compatible body, compatibility conditions are mathematical conditions that determine whether a particular deformation will leave a body in a compatible state. In the context of infinitesimal strain theory, these conditions are equivalent to stating that the displacements in a body can be obtained by integrating the strains. Such an integration is possible if the Saint-Venants tensor R vanishes in a body where ε is the infinitesimal strain tensor. For finite deformations the compatibility conditions take the form R, = ∇ × F =0 where F is the deformation gradient, the compatibility conditions in linear elasticity are obtained by observing that there are six strain-displacement relations that are functions of only three unknown displacements. This suggests that the three displacements may be removed from the system of equations without loss of information, the resulting expressions in terms of only the strains provide constraints on the possible forms of a strain field. e. We can write these conditions in index notation as e i k r e j l s ε i j, k l =0 where e i j k is the permutation symbol. In direct tensor notation ∇ × =0 where the operator can be expressed in an orthonormal coordinate system as ∇ × ε = e i j k ε r j, i e k ⊗ e r. The same condition is sufficient to ensure compatibility in a simply connected body. The quantity R i j k m represents the components of the Riemann-Christoffel curvature tensor. The problem of compatibility in continuum mechanics involves the determination of allowable single-valued continuous fields on simply connected bodies, more precisely, the problem may be stated in the following manner. Consider the deformation of a body shown in Figure 1, given a symmetric second order tensor field ϵ when is it possible to construct a vector field u such that ϵ =12 Suppose that there exists u such that the expression for ϵ holds. Hence, ε i k, j l − ε j k, i l − ε i l, j k + ε j l, i k =0 In direct tensor notation ∇ × =0 The above are necessary conditions. If w is the rotation vector then ∇ × ϵ = ∇ w + ∇ w T. Hence the necessary condition may also be written as ∇ × =0, Let us now assume that the condition ∇ × =0 is satisfied in a portion of a body
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Finite strain theory
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In this case, the undeformed and deformed configurations of the continuum are significantly different and a clear distinction has to be made between them. This is commonly the case with elastomers, plastically-deforming materials and other fluids, the displacement of a body has two components, a rigid-body displacement and a deformation. A rigid-body displacement consists of a translation and rotation of the body without changing its shape or size. Deformation implies the change in shape and/or size of the body from an initial or undeformed configuration κ0 to a current or deformed configuration κ t, a change in the configuration of a continuum body can be described by a displacement field. A displacement field is a field of all displacement vectors for all particles in the body. Relative displacement between particles occurs if and only if deformation has occurred, if displacement occurs without deformation, then it is deemed a rigid-body displacement. The displacement of particles indexed by variable i may be expressed as follows, the vector joining the positions of a particle in the undeformed configuration P i and deformed configuration p i is called the displacement vector. The partial derivative of the displacement vector with respect to the material coordinates yields the material displacement gradient tensor ∇ X u, α J i are the direction cosines between the material and spatial coordinate systems with unit vectors E J and e i, respectively. e. Due to the assumption of continuity of χ, F has the inverse H = F −1, then, by the implicit function theorem, the Jacobian determinant J must be nonsingular, i. e. Consider a particle or material point P with position vector X = X I I I in the undeformed configuration. After a displacement of the body, the new position of the particle indicated by p in the new configuration is given by the position x = x i e i. The coordinate systems for the undeformed and deformed configuration can be superimposed for convenience, consider now a material point Q neighboring P, with position vector X + Δ X = I I. In the deformed configuration this particle has a new position q given by the vector x + Δ x. Assuming that the line segments Δ X and Δ x joining the particles P and Q in both the undeformed and deformed configuration, respectively, to be small, then we can express them as d X and d x. A geometrically consistent definition of such a derivative requires an excursion into differential geometry, the time derivative of F is F ˙ = ∂ F ∂ t = ∂ ∂ t = ∂ ∂ X = ∂ ∂ X where V is the velocity. The derivative on the hand side represents a material velocity gradient. It is common to convert that into a gradient, i. e. F ˙ = ∂ ∂ X = ∂ ∂ x ⋅ ∂ x ∂ X = l ⋅ F where l is the spatial velocity gradient. If the spatial velocity gradient is constant, the equation can be solved exactly to give F = e l t assuming F =1 at t =0
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Infinitesimal strain theory
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With this assumption, the equations of continuum mechanics are considerably simplified. This approach may also be called small deformation theory, small displacement theory and it is contrasted with the finite strain theory where the opposite assumption is made. In such a linearization, the non-linear or second-order terms of the strain tensor are neglected. Therefore, the displacement gradient components and the spatial displacement gradient components are approximately equal. From the geometry of Figure 1 we have a b ¯ =2 +2 = d x 1 +2 ∂ u x ∂ x +2 +2 For very small displacement gradients, i. e. e. Therefore, the elements of the infinitesimal strain tensor are the normal strains in the coordinate directions. The results of operations are called strain invariants. Since there are no shear strain components in this coordinate system, an octahedral plane is one whose normal makes equal angles with the three principal directions. The engineering shear strain on a plane is called the octahedral shear strain and is given by γ o c t =232 +2 +2 where ε1, ε2, ε3 are the principal strains. Several definitions of equivalent strain can be found in the literature, thus, a solution does not generally exist for an arbitrary choice of strain components. Therefore, some restrictions, named compatibility equations, are imposed upon the strain components, with the addition of the three compatibility equations the number of independent equations are reduced to three, matching the number of unknown displacement components. These constraints on the strain tensor were discovered by Saint-Venant, and are called the Saint Venant compatibility equations, the compatibility functions serve to assure a single-valued continuous displacement function u i. The strains associated with length, i. e. the normal strain ε33, plane strain is then an acceptable approximation. The strain tensor for plane strain is written as, ε _ _ = in which the double underline indicates a second order tensor and this strain state is called plane strain. The corresponding stress tensor is, σ _ _ = in which the non-zero σ33 is needed to maintain the constraint ϵ33 =0. This stress term can be removed from the analysis to leave only the in-plane terms. Antiplane strain is another state of strain that can occur in a body. For infinitesimal deformations the scalar components of ω satisfy the condition | ω i j | ≪1, note that the displacement gradient is small only if both the strain tensor and the rotation tensor are infinitesimal
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Elasticity (physics)
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In physics, elasticity is the ability of a body to resist a distorting influence or deforming force and to return to its original size and shape when that influence or force is removed. Solid objects will deform when adequate forces are applied on them, if the material is elastic, the object will return to its initial shape and size when these forces are removed. The physical reasons for elastic behavior can be different for different materials. In metals, the atomic lattice changes size and shape when forces are applied, when forces are removed, the lattice goes back to the original lower energy state. For rubbers and other polymers, elasticity is caused by the stretching of polymer chains when forces are applied, perfect elasticity is an approximation of the real world. The most elastic body in modern science found is Quartz fibre which is not even a perfect elastic body, so perfect elastic body is an ideal concept only. Most materials which possess elasticity in practice remain purely elastic only up to very small deformations. In engineering, the amount of elasticity of a material is determined by two types of material parameter, the first type of material parameter is called a modulus, which measures the amount of force per unit area needed to achieve a given amount of deformation. The SI unit of modulus is the pascal, a higher modulus typically indicates that the material is harder to deform. The second type of measures the elastic limit, the maximum stress that can arise in a material before the onset of permanent deformation. Its SI unit is also pascal, when describing the relative elasticities of two materials, both the modulus and the elastic limit have to be considered. Rubbers typically have a low modulus and tend to stretch a lot, of two rubber materials with the same elastic limit, the one with a lower modulus will appear to be more elastic, which is however not correct. When an elastic material is deformed due to a force, it experiences internal resistance to the deformation. The various moduli apply to different kinds of deformation, for instance, Youngs modulus applies to extension/compression of a body, whereas the shear modulus applies to its shear. The elasticity of materials is described by a curve, which shows the relation between stress and strain. The curve is nonlinear, but it can be approximated as linear for sufficiently small deformations. For even higher stresses, materials exhibit behavior, that is, they deform irreversibly. Elasticity is not exhibited only by solids, non-Newtonian fluids, such as viscoelastic fluids, in response to a small, rapidly applied and removed strain, these fluids may deform and then return to their original shape. Under larger strains, or strains applied for longer periods of time, because the elasticity of a material is described in terms of a stress-strain relation, it is essential that the terms stress and strain be defined without ambiguity
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Linear elasticity
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Linear elasticity is the mathematical study of how solid objects deform and become internally stressed due to prescribed loading conditions. Linear elasticity models materials as continua, linear elasticity is a simplification of the more general nonlinear theory of elasticity and is a branch of continuum mechanics. The fundamental linearizing assumptions of linear elasticity are, infinitesimal strains or small deformations, in addition linear elasticity is valid only for stress states that do not produce yielding. These assumptions are reasonable for many engineering materials and engineering design scenarios, linear elasticity is therefore used extensively in structural analysis and engineering design, often with the aid of finite element analysis. The system of equations is completed by a set of linear algebraic constitutive relations. For elastic materials, Hookes law represents the behavior and relates the unknown stresses. Note, the Einstein summation convention of summing on repeated indices is used below and these are 3 independent equations with 6 independent unknowns. Strain-displacement equations, ε i j =12 where ε i j = ε j i is the strain and these are 6 independent equations relating strains and displacements with 9 independent unknowns. The equation for Hookes law is, σ i j = C i j k l ε k l where C i j k l is the stiffness tensor and these are 6 independent equations relating stresses and strains. An elastostatic boundary value problem for a media is a system of 15 independent equations. Specifying the boundary conditions, the value problem is completely defined. To solve the two approaches can be taken according to boundary conditions of the boundary value problem, a displacement formulation. In isotropic media, the stiffness tensor gives the relationship between the stresses and the strains, for an isotropic medium, the stiffness tensor has no preferred direction, an applied force will give the same displacements no matter the direction in which the force is applied. If the medium is homogeneous, then the elastic moduli will be independent of the position in the medium, the constitutive equation may now be written as, σ i j = K δ i j ε k k +2 μ. This expression separates the stress into a part on the left which may be associated with a scalar pressure. A simpler expression is, σ i j = λ δ i j ε k k +2 μ ε i j where λ is Lamés first parameter. More simply, ε i j =12 μ σ i j − ν E δ i j σ k k =1 E where ν is Poissons ratio and E is Youngs modulus. Elastostatics is the study of linear elasticity under the conditions of equilibrium, in all forces on the elastic body sum to zero
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Plasticity (physics)
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In physics and materials science, plasticity describes the deformation of a material undergoing non-reversible changes of shape in response to applied forces. For example, a piece of metal being bent or pounded into a new shape displays plasticity as permanent changes occur within the material itself. In engineering, the transition from elastic behavior to plastic behavior is called yield, plastic deformation is observed in most materials, particularly metals, soils, rocks, concrete, foams, bone and skin. However, the mechanisms that cause plastic deformation can vary widely. At a crystalline scale, plasticity in metals is usually a consequence of dislocations, such defects are relatively rare in most crystalline materials, but are numerous in some and part of their crystal structure, in such cases, plastic crystallinity can result. In brittle materials such as rock, concrete and bone, plasticity is caused predominantly by slip at microcracks, for many ductile metals, tensile loading applied to a sample will cause it to behave in an elastic manner. Each increment of load is accompanied by an increment in extension. When the load is removed, the returns to its original size. However, once the load exceeds a threshold – the yield strength – the extension increases more rapidly than in the region, now when the load is removed. Elastic deformation, however, is an approximation and its quality depends on the time frame considered, if, as indicated in the graph opposite, the deformation includes elastic deformation, it is also often referred to as elasto-plastic deformation or elastic-plastic deformation. Perfect plasticity is a property of materials to undergo irreversible deformation without any increase in stresses or loads, plastic materials with hardening necessitate increasingly higher stresses to result in further plastic deformation. Generally, plastic deformation is dependent on the deformation speed. Such materials are said to deform visco-plastically, the plasticity of a material is directly proportional to the ductility and malleability of the material. Plasticity in a crystal of pure metal is primarily caused by two modes of deformation in the lattice, slip and twinning. Slip is a deformation which moves the atoms through many interatomic distances relative to their initial positions. Twinning is the plastic deformation takes place along two planes due to a set of forces applied to a given metal piece. Most metals show more plasticity when hot than when cold, lead shows sufficient plasticity at room temperature, while cast iron does not possess sufficient plasticity for any forging operation even when hot. This property is of importance in forming, shaping and extruding operations on metals, most metals are rendered plastic by heating and hence shaped hot
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Bending
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In applied mechanics, bending characterizes the behavior of a slender structural element subjected to an external load applied perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the element. The structural element is assumed to be such that at least one of its dimensions is a fraction, typically 1/10 or less. When the length is longer than the width and the thickness. For example, a closet rod sagging under the weight of clothes on clothes hangers is an example of a beam experiencing bending. On the other hand, a shell is a structure of any form where the length. A large diameter, but thin-walled, short tube supported at its ends, in the absence of a qualifier, the term bending is ambiguous because bending can occur locally in all objects. Therefore, to make the usage of the more precise, engineers refer to a specific object such as, the bending of rods, the bending of beams, the bending of plates. A beam deforms and stresses develop inside it when a load is applied on it. In the quasi-static case, the amount of bending deflection and the stresses that develop are assumed not to change over time. In a horizontal beam supported at the ends and loaded downwards in the middle and these last two forces form a couple or moment as they are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. This bending moment resists the sagging deformation characteristic of a beam experiencing bending, the stress distribution in a beam can be predicted quite accurately when some simplifying assumptions are used. In the Euler–Bernoulli theory of beams, a major assumption is that plane sections remain plane. In other words, any deformation due to shear across the section is not accounted for, also, this linear distribution is only applicable if the maximum stress is less than the yield stress of the material. For stresses that exceed yield, refer to article plastic bending, at yield, the maximum stress experienced in the section is defined as the flexural strength. Simple beam bending is often analyzed with the Euler–Bernoulli beam equation, the conditions for using simple bending theory are, The beam is subject to pure bending. This means that the force is zero, and that no torsional or axial loads are present. The material is isotropic and homogeneous, the beam is initially straight with a cross section that is constant throughout the beam length. The beam has an axis of symmetry in the plane of bending, the proportions of the beam are such that it would fail by bending rather than by crushing, wrinkling or sideways buckling
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Hooke's law
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Hookes law is a principle of physics that states that the force needed to extend or compress a spring by some distance X is proportional to that distance. That is, F = kX, where k is a constant factor characteristic of the spring, its stiffness, the law is named after 17th-century British physicist Robert Hooke. He first stated the law in 1676 as a Latin anagram and he published the solution of his anagram in 1678 as, ut tensio, sic vis. Hooke states in the 1678 work that he was aware of the law already in 1660, an elastic body or material for which this equation can be assumed is said to be linear-elastic or Hookean. Hookes law is only a linear approximation to the real response of springs. Many materials will deviate from Hookes law well before those elastic limits are reached. On the other hand, Hookes law is an approximation for most solid bodies, as long as the forces. For this reason, Hookes law is used in all branches of science and engineering. It is also the principle behind the spring scale, the manometer. The modern theory of elasticity generalizes Hookes law to say that the strain of an object or material is proportional to the stress applied to it. In this general form, Hookes law makes it possible to deduce the relation between strain and stress for complex objects in terms of properties of the materials it is made of. Consider a simple helical spring that has one end attached to some fixed object, suppose that the spring has reached a state of equilibrium, where its length is not changing anymore. Let X be the amount by which the end of the spring was displaced from its relaxed position. Hookes law states that F = k X or, equivalently, X = F k where k is a real number. Moreover, the formula holds when the spring is compressed. According to this formula, the graph of the applied force F as a function of the displacement X will be a line passing through the origin. Hookes law for a spring is often stated under the convention that F is the force exerted by the spring on whatever is pulling its free end. In that case, the equation becomes F = − k X since the direction of the force is opposite to that of the displacement
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Material failure theory
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Failure theory is the science of predicting the conditions under which solid materials fail under the action of external loads. The failure of a material is classified into brittle failure or ductile failure. Depending on the conditions most materials can fail in a brittle or ductile manner or both, however, for most practical situations, a material may be classified as either brittle or ductile. Though failure theory has been in development for over 200 years, in mathematical terms, failure theory is expressed in the form of various failure criteria which are valid for specific materials. Failure criteria are functions in stress or strain space which separate failed states from unfailed states, a precise physical definition of a failed state is not easily quantified and several working definitions are in use in the engineering community. Quite often, phenomenological failure criteria of the form are used to predict brittle failure. In materials science, material failure is the loss of carrying capacity of a material unit. This definition per se introduces the fact that failure can be examined in different scales, from microscopic. On the other hand, due to the lack of globally accepted fracture criteria, such methodologies are useful for gaining insight in the cracking of specimens and simple structures under well defined global load distributions. Microscopic failure considers the initiation and propagation of a crack, failure criteria in this case are related to microscopic fracture. Some of the most popular models in this area are the micromechanical failure models. Such a model, proposed by Gurson and extended by Tvergaard, another approach, proposed by Rousselier, is based on continuum damage mechanics and thermodynamics. Both models form a modification of the von Mises yield potential by introducing a scalar quantity, which represents the void volume fraction of cavities. Macroscopic material failure is defined in terms of load carrying capacity or energy storage capacity, li presents a classification of macroscopic failure criteria in four categories, Stress or strain failure Energy type failure Damage failure Empirical failure. The material behavior at one level is considered as a collective of its behavior at a sub-level, an efficient deformation and failure model should be consistent at every level. The maximum stress criterion assumes that a material fails when the principal stress σ1 in a material element exceeds the uniaxial tensile strength of the material. Alternatively, the material will fail if the principal stress σ3 is less than the uniaxial compressive strength of the material. Numerous other phenomenological failure criteria can be found in the engineering literature, the degree of success of these criteria in predicting failure has been limited
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Fracture mechanics
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Fracture mechanics is the field of mechanics concerned with the study of the propagation of cracks in materials. It uses methods of solid mechanics to calculate the driving force on a crack. In modern materials science, fracture mechanics is an important tool used to improve the performance of mechanical components, fractography is widely used with fracture mechanics to understand the causes of failures and also verify the theoretical failure predictions with real life failures. The prediction of crack growth is at the heart of the damage tolerance mechanical design discipline. There are three ways of applying a force to enable a crack to propagate, Mode I fracture – Opening mode, Mode II fracture – Sliding mode, the processes of material manufacture, processing, machining, and forming may introduce flaws in a finished mechanical component. Arising from the process, interior and surface flaws are found in all metal structures. Not all such flaws are unstable under service conditions, Fracture mechanics is the analysis of flaws to discover those that are safe and those that are liable to propagate as cracks and so cause failure of the flawed structure. Despite these inherent flaws, it is possible to achieve through damage tolerance analysis the safe operation of a structure, Fracture mechanics as a subject for critical study has barely been around for a century and thus is relatively new. Fracture mechanics should attempt to provide answers to the following questions. What crack size can be tolerated under service loading, i. e. what is the maximum permissible crack size. How long does it take for a crack to grow from an initial size, for example the minimum detectable crack size. What is the life of a structure when a certain pre-existing flaw size is assumed to exist. During the period available for crack detection how often should the structure be inspected for cracks, Fracture mechanics was developed during World War I by English aeronautical engineer, A. A. Griffith, to explain the failure of brittle materials. Griffiths work was motivated by two facts, The stress needed to fracture bulk glass is around 100 MPa. The theoretical stress needed for breaking atomic bonds of glass is approximately 10,000 MPa, a theory was needed to reconcile these conflicting observations. Also, experiments on glass fibers that Griffith himself conducted suggested that the stress increases as the fiber diameter decreases. Hence the uniaxial tensile strength, which had used extensively to predict material failure before Griffith. Griffith suggested that the low fracture strength observed in experiments, as well as the size-dependence of strength, was due to the presence of microscopic flaws in the bulk material, to verify the flaw hypothesis, Griffith introduced an artificial flaw in his experimental glass specimens
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Contact mechanics
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Contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of solids that touch each other at one or more points. Central aspects in contact mechanics are the pressures and adhesion acting perpendicular to the bodies surfaces. This page focuses mainly on the direction, i. e. on frictionless contact mechanics. Frictional contact mechanics is discussed separately, current challenges faced in the field may include stress analysis of contact and coupling members and the influence of lubrication and material design on friction and wear. Applications of contact mechanics further extend into the micro- and nanotechnological realm, the original work in contact mechanics dates back to 1882 with the publication of the paper On the contact of elastic solids by Heinrich Hertz. Hertz was attempting to understand how the properties of multiple. Hertzian contact stress refers to the stresses that develop as two curved surfaces come in contact and deform slightly under the imposed loads. This amount of deformation is dependent on the modulus of elasticity of the material in contact and it gives the contact stress as a function of the normal contact force, the radii of curvature of both bodies and the modulus of elasticity of both bodies. Hertzian contact stress forms the foundation for the equations for load bearing capabilities and fatigue life in bearings, gears, classical contact mechanics is most notably associated with Heinrich Hertz. In 1882, Hertz solved the problem of two elastic bodies with curved surfaces. This still-relevant classical solution provides a foundation for modern problems in contact mechanics, for example, in mechanical engineering and tribology, Hertzian contact stress is a description of the stress within mating parts. The Hertzian contact stress refers to the stress close to the area of contact between two spheres of different radii. It was not until one hundred years later that Johnson, Kendall. This theory was rejected by Boris Derjaguin and co-workers who proposed a different theory of adhesion in the 1970s, the Derjaguin model came to be known as the DMT model, and the Johnson et al. model came to be known as the JKR model for adhesive elastic contact. This rejection proved to be instrumental in the development of the Tabor, further advancement in the field of contact mechanics in the mid-twentieth century may be attributed to names such as Bowden and Tabor. Bowden and Tabor were the first to emphasize the importance of surface roughness for bodies in contact, through investigation of the surface roughness, the true contact area between friction partners is found to be less than the apparent contact area. Such understanding also drastically changed the direction of undertakings in tribology, the works of Bowden and Tabor yielded several theories in contact mechanics of rough surfaces. The contributions of Archard must also be mentioned in discussion of pioneering works in this field, Archard concluded that, even for rough elastic surfaces, the contact area is approximately proportional to the normal force
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Frictional contact mechanics
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Contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of solids that touch each other at one or more points. This can be divided into compressive and adhesive forces in the perpendicular to the interface. Frictional contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of bodies in the presence of frictional effects, frictional contact mechanics is concerned with a large range of different scales. At the macroscopic scale, it is applied for the investigation of the motion of contacting bodies, for instance the bouncing of a rubber ball on a surface depends on the frictional interaction at the contact interface. Here the total force versus indentation and lateral displacement are of main concern, at the intermediate scale, one is interested in the local stresses, strains and deformations of the contacting bodies in and near the contact area. For instance to derive or validate contact models at the scale, or to investigate wear. Application areas of scale are tire-pavement interaction, railway wheel-rail interaction, roller bearing analysis. Several famous scientists, engineers and mathematician contributed to our understanding of friction and they include Leonardo da Vinci, Guillaume Amontons, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Leonhard Euler, and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb. Later, Nikolai Pavlovich Petrov, Osborne Reynolds and Richard Stribeck supplemented this understanding with theories of lubrication, deformation of solid materials was investigated in the 17th and 18th centuries by Robert Hooke, Joseph Louis Lagrange, and in the 19th and 20th centuries by d’Alembert and Timoshenko. With respect to contact mechanics the classical contribution by Heinrich Hertz stands out, further the fundamental solutions by Boussinesq and Cerruti are of primary importance for the investigation of frictional contact problems in the elastic regime. Classical results for a true frictional contact problem concern the papers by F. W. Carter and they independently presented the creep versus creep force relation for a cylinder on a plane or for two cylinders in steady rolling contact using Coulomb’s dry friction law. These are applied to railway locomotive traction, and for understanding the hunting oscillation of railway vehicles, with respect to sliding, the classical solutions are due to C. Cattaneo and R. D. Mindlin, who considered the tangential shifting of a sphere on a plane, in the 1950s interest in the rolling contact of railway wheels grew. Johnson presented an approach for the 3D frictional problem with Hertzian geometry. Among others he found that spin creepage, which is symmetric about the center of the contact patch and this is due to the fore-aft differences in the distribution of tractions in the contact patch. In 1967 Joost Kalker published his milestone PhD thesis on the theory for rolling contact. This theory is exact for the situation of a friction coefficient in which case the slip area vanishes. It does assume Coulomb’s friction law, which more or less requires clean surfaces and this theory is for massive bodies such as the railway wheel-rail contact
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Fluid mechanics
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Fluid mechanics is a branch of physics concerned with the mechanics of fluids and the forces on them. Fluid mechanics has a range of applications, including for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, geophysics, astrophysics. Fluid mechanics can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest, and fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, especially fluid dynamics, is an active field of research with many problems that are partly or wholly unsolved. Fluid mechanics can be complex, and can best be solved by numerical methods. A modern discipline, called computational fluid dynamics, is devoted to this approach to solving fluid mechanics problems, Particle image velocimetry, an experimental method for visualizing and analyzing fluid flow, also takes advantage of the highly visual nature of fluid flow. Inviscid flow was further analyzed by mathematicians and viscous flow was explored by a multitude of engineers including Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille. Fluid statics or hydrostatics is the branch of mechanics that studies fluids at rest. It embraces the study of the conditions under which fluids are at rest in stable equilibrium, and is contrasted with fluid dynamics, hydrostatics is fundamental to hydraulics, the engineering of equipment for storing, transporting and using fluids. It is also relevant to some aspect of geophysics and astrophysics, to meteorology, to medicine, fluid dynamics is a subdiscipline of fluid mechanics that deals with fluid flow—the science of liquids and gases in motion. The solution to a fluid dynamics problem typically involves calculating various properties of the fluid, such as velocity, pressure, density and it has several subdisciplines itself, including aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. Some fluid-dynamical principles are used in engineering and crowd dynamics. Fluid mechanics is a subdiscipline of continuum mechanics, as illustrated in the following table, in a mechanical view, a fluid is a substance that does not support shear stress, that is why a fluid at rest has the shape of its containing vessel. A fluid at rest has no shear stress, the assumptions inherent to a fluid mechanical treatment of a physical system can be expressed in terms of mathematical equations. This can be expressed as an equation in integral form over the control volume, the continuum assumption is an idealization of continuum mechanics under which fluids can be treated as continuous, even though, on a microscopic scale, they are composed of molecules. Fluid properties can vary continuously from one element to another and are average values of the molecular properties. The continuum hypothesis can lead to results in applications like supersonic speed flows. Those problems for which the continuum hypothesis fails, can be solved using statistical mechanics, to determine whether or not the continuum hypothesis applies, the Knudsen number, defined as the ratio of the molecular mean free path to the characteristic length scale, is evaluated. Problems with Knudsen numbers below 0.1 can be evaluated using the continuum hypothesis, the Navier–Stokes equations are differential equations that describe the force balance at a given point within a fluid
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Hydrostatics
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Fluid statics or hydrostatics is the branch of fluid mechanics that studies incompressible fluids at rest. It encompasses the study of the conditions under which fluids are at rest in stable equilibrium as opposed to fluid dynamics, hydrostatics are categorized as a part of the fluid statics, which is the study of all fluids, incompressible or not, at rest. Hydrostatics is fundamental to hydraulics, the engineering of equipment for storing, transporting and using fluids and it is also relevant to geophysics and astrophysics, to meteorology, to medicine, and many other fields. Some principles of hydrostatics have been known in an empirical and intuitive sense since antiquity, by the builders of boats, cisterns, aqueducts and fountains. Archimedes is credited with the discovery of Archimedes Principle, which relates the force on an object that is submerged in a fluid to the weight of fluid displaced by the object. The fair cup or Pythagorean cup, which dates from about the 6th century BC, is a technology whose invention is credited to the Greek mathematician. It was used as a learning tool, the cup consists of a line carved into the interior of the cup, and a small vertical pipe in the center of the cup that leads to the bottom. The height of this pipe is the same as the line carved into the interior of the cup, the cup may be filled to the line without any fluid passing into the pipe in the center of the cup. However, when the amount of fluid exceeds this fill line, due to the drag that molecules exert on one another, the cup will be emptied. Herons fountain is a device invented by Heron of Alexandria that consists of a jet of fluid being fed by a reservoir of fluid. The fountain is constructed in such a way that the height of the jet exceeds the height of the fluid in the reservoir, the device consisted of an opening and two containers arranged one above the other. The intermediate pot, which was sealed, was filled with fluid, trapped air inside the vessels induces a jet of water out of a nozzle, emptying all water from the intermediate reservoir. Pascal made contributions to developments in both hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, due to the fundamental nature of fluids, a fluid cannot remain at rest under the presence of a shear stress. However, fluids can exert pressure normal to any contacting surface, if a point in the fluid is thought of as an infinitesimally small cube, then it follows from the principles of equilibrium that the pressure on every side of this unit of fluid must be equal. If this were not the case, the fluid would move in the direction of the resulting force, thus, the pressure on a fluid at rest is isotropic, i. e. it acts with equal magnitude in all directions. This characteristic allows fluids to transmit force through the length of pipes or tubes, i. e. a force applied to a fluid in a pipe is transmitted, via the fluid, to the other end of the pipe. This principle was first formulated, in an extended form, by Blaise Pascal. In a fluid at rest, all frictional and inertial stresses vanish, when this condition of V =0 is applied to the Navier-Stokes equation, the gradient of pressure becomes a function of body forces only
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Fluid dynamics
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In physics and engineering, fluid dynamics is a subdiscipline of fluid mechanics that describes the flow of fluids. It has several subdisciplines, including aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, before the twentieth century, hydrodynamics was synonymous with fluid dynamics. This is still reflected in names of some fluid dynamics topics, like magnetohydrodynamics and hydrodynamic stability, the foundational axioms of fluid dynamics are the conservation laws, specifically, conservation of mass, conservation of linear momentum, and conservation of energy. These are based on mechanics and are modified in quantum mechanics. They are expressed using the Reynolds transport theorem, in addition to the above, fluids are assumed to obey the continuum assumption. Fluids are composed of molecules that collide with one another and solid objects, however, the continuum assumption assumes that fluids are continuous, rather than discrete. The fact that the fluid is made up of molecules is ignored. The unsimplified equations do not have a general solution, so they are primarily of use in Computational Fluid Dynamics. The equations can be simplified in a number of ways, all of which make them easier to solve, some of the simplifications allow some simple fluid dynamics problems to be solved in closed form. Three conservation laws are used to solve fluid dynamics problems, the conservation laws may be applied to a region of the flow called a control volume. A control volume is a volume in space through which fluid is assumed to flow. The integral formulations of the laws are used to describe the change of mass, momentum. Mass continuity, The rate of change of fluid mass inside a control volume must be equal to the net rate of flow into the volume. Mass flow into the system is accounted as positive, and since the vector to the surface is opposite the sense of flow into the system the term is negated. The first term on the right is the net rate at which momentum is convected into the volume, the second term on the right is the force due to pressure on the volumes surfaces. The first two terms on the right are negated since momentum entering the system is accounted as positive, the third term on the right is the net acceleration of the mass within the volume due to any body forces. Surface forces, such as forces, are represented by F surf. The following is the form of the momentum conservation equation
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Bernoulli's principle
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In fluid dynamics, Bernoullis principle states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluids potential energy. The principle is named after Daniel Bernoulli who published it in his book Hydrodynamica in 1738, Bernoullis principle can be applied to various types of fluid flow, resulting in various forms of Bernoullis equation, there are different forms of Bernoullis equation for different types of flow. The simple form of Bernoullis equation is valid for incompressible flows, more advanced forms may be applied to compressible flows at higher Mach numbers. Bernoullis principle can be derived from the principle of conservation of energy and this states that, in a steady flow, the sum of all forms of energy in a fluid along a streamline is the same at all points on that streamline. This requires that the sum of energy, potential energy. If the fluid is flowing out of a reservoir, the sum of all forms of energy is the same on all streamlines because in a reservoir the energy per volume is the same everywhere. Bernoullis principle can also be derived directly from Isaac Newtons Second Law of Motion, if a small volume of fluid is flowing horizontally from a region of high pressure to a region of low pressure, then there is more pressure behind than in front. This gives a net force on the volume, accelerating it along the streamline, fluid particles are subject only to pressure and their own weight. Consequently, within a fluid flowing horizontally, the highest speed occurs where the pressure is lowest, and the lowest speed occurs where the pressure is highest. In most flows of liquids, and of gases at low Mach number, therefore, the fluid can be considered to be incompressible and these flows are called incompressible flows. Bernoulli performed his experiments on liquids, so his equation in its form is valid only for incompressible flow. The constant on the side of the equation depends only on the streamline chosen. For conservative force fields, Bernoullis equation can be generalized as, E. g. for the Earths gravity Ψ = gz. The constant in the Bernoulli equation can be normalised, most often, gases and liquids are not capable of negative absolute pressure, or even zero pressure, so clearly Bernoullis equation ceases to be valid before zero pressure is reached. In liquids – when the pressure becomes too low – cavitation occurs, the above equations use a linear relationship between flow speed squared and pressure. At higher flow speeds in gases, or for sound waves in liquid, in many applications of Bernoullis equation, the change in the ρgz term along the streamline is so small compared with the other terms that it can be ignored. For example, in the case of aircraft in flight, the change in height z along a streamline is so small the ρgz term can be omitted. This allows the equation to be presented in the following simplified form, p + q = p 0 where p0 is called total pressure
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Pascal's law
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The law was established by French mathematician Blaise Pascal in 1647–48. The intuitive explanation of this formula is that the change in pressure between 2 elevations is due to the weight of the fluid between the elevations. A more correct interpretation, though, is that the change is caused by the change of potential energy per unit volume of the liquid due to the existence of the gravitational field. Note that the variation with height does not depend on any additional pressures, therefore, Pascals law can be interpreted as saying that any change in pressure applied at any given point of the fluid is transmitted undiminished throughout the fluid. If a U-tube is filled with water and pistons are placed at each end, pressure exerted against the piston will be transmitted throughout the liquid. The pressure that the left piston exerts against the water will be equal to the pressure the water exerts against the right piston. Suppose the tube on the side is made wider and a piston of a larger area is used, for example. If a 1 N load is placed on the left piston, the difference between force and pressure is important, the additional pressure is exerted against the entire area of the larger piston. Since there is 50 times the area,50 times as much force is exerted on the larger piston, thus, the larger piston will support a 50 N load - fifty times the load on the smaller piston. Forces can be multiplied using such a device, one newton input produces 50 newtons output. By further increasing the area of the piston, forces can be multiplied, in principle. Pascals principle underlies the operation of the hydraulic press, the hydraulic press does not violate energy conservation, because a decrease in distance moved compensates for the increase in force. When the small piston is moved downward 100 centimeters, the piston will be raised only one-fiftieth of this. Pascals principle applies to all fluids, whether gases or liquids, a typical application of Pascals principle for gases and liquids is the automobile lift seen in many service stations. Increased air pressure produced by an air compressor is transmitted through the air to the surface of oil in an underground reservoir, the oil, in turn, transmits the pressure to a piston, which lifts the automobile. The relatively low pressure that exerts the force against the piston is about the same as the air pressure in automobile tires. Hydraulics is employed by modern devices ranging from small to enormous. For example, there are hydraulic pistons in almost all construction machines where heavy loads are involved, Pascals barrel is the name of a hydrostatics experiment allegedly performed by Blaise Pascal in 1646
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Viscosity
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The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress. For liquids, it corresponds to the concept of thickness, for example. Viscosity is a property of the fluid which opposes the motion between the two surfaces of the fluid in a fluid that are moving at different velocities. For a given velocity pattern, the stress required is proportional to the fluids viscosity, a fluid that has no resistance to shear stress is known as an ideal or inviscid fluid. Zero viscosity is observed only at low temperatures in superfluids. Otherwise, all fluids have positive viscosity, and are said to be viscous or viscid. A fluid with a high viscosity, such as pitch. The word viscosity is derived from the Latin viscum, meaning mistletoe, the dynamic viscosity of a fluid expresses its resistance to shearing flows, where adjacent layers move parallel to each other with different speeds. It can be defined through the situation known as a Couette flow. This fluid has to be homogeneous in the layer and at different shear stresses, if the speed of the top plate is small enough, the fluid particles will move parallel to it, and their speed will vary linearly from zero at the bottom to u at the top. Each layer of fluid will move faster than the one just below it, in particular, the fluid will apply on the top plate a force in the direction opposite to its motion, and an equal but opposite one to the bottom plate. An external force is required in order to keep the top plate moving at constant speed. The magnitude F of this force is found to be proportional to the u and the area A of each plate. The proportionality factor μ in this formula is the viscosity of the fluid, the ratio u/y is called the rate of shear deformation or shear velocity, and is the derivative of the fluid speed in the direction perpendicular to the plates. Isaac Newton expressed the forces by the differential equation τ = μ ∂ u ∂ y, where τ = F/A. This formula assumes that the flow is moving along parallel lines and this equation can be used where the velocity does not vary linearly with y, such as in fluid flowing through a pipe. Use of the Greek letter mu for the dynamic viscosity is common among mechanical and chemical engineers. However, the Greek letter eta is used by chemists, physicists
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Newtonian fluid
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That is equivalent to saying that those forces are proportional to the rates of change of the fluids velocity vector as one moves away from the point in question in various directions. Newtonian fluids are the simplest mathematical models of fluids that account for viscosity, while no real fluid fits the definition perfectly, many common liquids and gases, such as water and air, can be assumed to be Newtonian for practical calculations under ordinary conditions. However, non-Newtonian fluids are relatively common, and include oobleck, other examples include many polymer solutions, molten polymers, many solid suspensions, blood, and most highly viscous fluids. Newtonian fluids are named after Isaac Newton, who first postulated the relation between the strain rate and shear stress for such fluids in differential form. An element of a liquid or gas will suffer forces from the surrounding fluid. These forces can be approximated to first order by a viscous stress tensor. The deformation of that element, relative to some previous state. The tensors τ and ∇ v can be expressed by 3×3 matrices, one also defines a total stress tensor σ ) that combines the shear stress with conventional pressure p. The diagonal components of viscosity tensor is molecular viscosity of a liquid, and not diagonal components – turbulence eddy viscosity
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Non-Newtonian fluid
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A non-Newtonian fluid is a fluid that does not follow Newtons Law of Viscosity. Most commonly, the viscosity of fluids is dependent on shear rate or shear rate history. Some non-Newtonian fluids with shear-independent viscosity, however, still exhibit normal stress-differences or other non-Newtonian behavior. Many salt solutions and molten polymers are non-Newtonian fluids, as are commonly found substances such as ketchup, custard, toothpaste, starch suspensions, maizena, paint, blood. In a Newtonian fluid, the relation between the stress and the shear rate is linear, passing through the origin, the constant of proportionality being the coefficient of viscosity. In a non-Newtonian fluid, the relation between the stress and the shear rate is different and can even be time-dependent. Therefore, a constant coefficient of viscosity cannot be defined, although the concept of viscosity is commonly used in fluid mechanics to characterize the shear properties of a fluid, it can be inadequate to describe non-Newtonian fluids. The properties are studied using tensor-valued constitutive equations, which are common in the field of continuum mechanics. The viscosity of a shear thickening fluid, or dilatant fluid, corn starch dissolved in water is a common example, when stirred slowly it looks milky, when stirred vigorously it feels like a very viscous liquid. Note that all thixotropic fluids are extremely shear thinning, but they are time dependent. Thus, to avoid confusion, the classification is more clearly termed pseudoplastic. Another example of a shear thinning fluid is blood and this application is highly favoured within the body, as it allows the viscosity of blood to decrease with increased shear strain rate. Fluids that have a linear shear stress/shear strain relationship require a finite yield stress before they begin to flow and these fluids are called Bingham plastics. Several examples are clay suspensions, drilling mud, toothpaste, mayonnaise, chocolate, the surface of a Bingham plastic can hold peaks when it is still. By contrast Newtonian fluids have flat featureless surfaces when still, there are also fluids whose strain rate is a function of time. Fluids that require a gradually increasing shear stress to maintain a constant strain rate are referred to as rheopectic, an opposite case of this is a fluid that thins out with time and requires a decreasing stress to maintain a constant strain rate. Many common substances exhibit non-Newtonian flows, uncooked cornflour has the same properties. The name oobleck is derived from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew, because of its properties, oobleck is often used in demonstrations that exhibit its unusual behavior
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Buoyancy
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In science, buoyancy or upthrust, is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object. In a column of fluid, pressure increases with depth as a result of the weight of the overlying fluid, thus the pressure at the bottom of a column of fluid is greater than at the top of the column. Similarly, the pressure at the bottom of an object submerged in a fluid is greater than at the top of the object and this pressure difference results in a net upwards force on the object. For this reason, an object whose density is greater than that of the fluid in which it is submerged tends to sink, If the object is either less dense than the liquid or is shaped appropriately, the force can keep the object afloat. This can occur only in a reference frame, which either has a gravitational field or is accelerating due to a force other than gravity defining a downward direction. In a situation of fluid statics, the net upward force is equal to the magnitude of the weight of fluid displaced by the body. The center of buoyancy of an object is the centroid of the volume of fluid. Archimedes principle is named after Archimedes of Syracuse, who first discovered this law in 212 B. C, more tersely, Buoyancy = weight of displaced fluid. The weight of the fluid is directly proportional to the volume of the displaced fluid. Thus, among completely submerged objects with equal masses, objects with greater volume have greater buoyancy and this is also known as upthrust. Suppose a rocks weight is measured as 10 newtons when suspended by a string in a vacuum with gravity acting upon it, suppose that when the rock is lowered into water, it displaces water of weight 3 newtons. The force it exerts on the string from which it hangs would be 10 newtons minus the 3 newtons of buoyancy force,10 −3 =7 newtons. Buoyancy reduces the apparent weight of objects that have sunk completely to the sea floor and it is generally easier to lift an object up through the water than it is to pull it out of the water. The density of the object relative to the density of the fluid can easily be calculated without measuring any volumes. Density of object density of fluid = weight weight − apparent immersed weight Example, If you drop wood into water, Example, A helium balloon in a moving car. During a period of increasing speed, the air mass inside the car moves in the direction opposite to the cars acceleration, the balloon is also pulled this way. However, because the balloon is buoyant relative to the air, it ends up being pushed out of the way, If the car slows down, the same balloon will begin to drift backward. For the same reason, as the car goes round a curve and this is the equation to calculate the pressure inside a fluid in equilibrium
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Mixing (process engineering)
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In industrial process engineering, mixing is a unit operation that involves manipulation of a heterogeneous physical system with the intent to make it more homogeneous. Familiar examples include pumping of the water in a pool to homogenize the water temperature. Mixing is performed to allow heat and/or mass transfer to occur between one or more streams, components or phases, modern industrial processing almost always involves some form of mixing. Some classes of chemical reactors are also mixers, with the right equipment, it is possible to mix a solid, liquid or gas into another solid, liquid or gas. The opposite of mixing is segregation, a classical example of segregation is the brazil nut effect. The type of operation and equipment used during mixing depends on the state of materials being mixed, in this context, the act of mixing may be synonymous with stirring-, or kneading-processes. Mixing of liquids occurs frequently in process engineering, the nature of liquids to blend determines the equipment used. Turbulent or transitional mixing is conducted with turbines or impellers. Mixing of liquids that are miscible or at least soluble in each other frequently in process engineering. An everyday example would be the addition of milk or cream to tea or coffee, since both liquids are water-based, they dissolve easily in one another. The momentum of the liquid being added is sometimes enough to cause enough turbulence to mix the two, since the viscosity of liquids is relatively low. If necessary, a spoon or paddle could be used to complete the mixing process, blending in a more viscous liquid, such as honey, requires more mixing power per unit volume to achieve the same homogeneity in the same amount of time. Blending powders is one of the oldest unit-operations in the solids handling industries, for many decades powder blending has been used just to homogenize bulk materials. Many different machines have been designed to handle materials with various bulk solids properties, on the basis of the practical experience gained with these different machines, engineering knowledge has been developed to construct reliable equipment and to predict scale-up and mixing behavior. This wide range of applications of mixing equipment requires a level of knowledge, long time experience and extended test facilities to come to the optimal selection of equipment. In powder two different dimensions in the process can be determined, convective mixing and intensive mixing. In the case of convective mixing material in the mixer is transported from one location to another and this type of mixing leads to a less ordered state inside the mixer, the components that must be mixed are distributed over the other components. With progressing time the mixture becomes more randomly ordered, after a certain mixing time the ultimate random state is reached
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Pressure
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Pressure is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed. Gauge pressure is the relative to the ambient pressure. Various units are used to express pressure, Pressure may also be expressed in terms of standard atmospheric pressure, the atmosphere is equal to this pressure and the torr is defined as 1⁄760 of this. Manometric units such as the centimetre of water, millimetre of mercury, Pressure is the amount of force acting per unit area. The symbol for it is p or P, the IUPAC recommendation for pressure is a lower-case p. However, upper-case P is widely used. The usage of P vs p depends upon the field in one is working, on the nearby presence of other symbols for quantities such as power and momentum. Mathematically, p = F A where, p is the pressure, F is the normal force and it relates the vector surface element with the normal force acting on it. It is incorrect to say the pressure is directed in such or such direction, the pressure, as a scalar, has no direction. The force given by the relationship to the quantity has a direction. If we change the orientation of the element, the direction of the normal force changes accordingly. Pressure is distributed to solid boundaries or across arbitrary sections of normal to these boundaries or sections at every point. It is a parameter in thermodynamics, and it is conjugate to volume. The SI unit for pressure is the pascal, equal to one newton per square metre and this name for the unit was added in 1971, before that, pressure in SI was expressed simply in newtons per square metre. Other units of pressure, such as pounds per square inch, the CGS unit of pressure is the barye, equal to 1 dyn·cm−2 or 0.1 Pa. Pressure is sometimes expressed in grams-force or kilograms-force per square centimetre, but using the names kilogram, gram, kilogram-force, or gram-force as units of force is expressly forbidden in SI. The technical atmosphere is 1 kgf/cm2, since a system under pressure has potential to perform work on its surroundings, pressure is a measure of potential energy stored per unit volume. It is therefore related to density and may be expressed in units such as joules per cubic metre. Similar pressures are given in kilopascals in most other fields, where the prefix is rarely used
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Capillary action
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Capillary action is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, or even in opposition to, external forces like gravity. It occurs because of forces between the liquid and surrounding solid surfaces. If the diameter of the tube is sufficiently small, then the combination of surface tension, the first recorded observation of capillary action was by Leonardo da Vinci. A former student of Galileo, Niccolò Aggiunti, was said to have investigated capillary action, boyle then reported an experiment in which he dipped a capillary tube into red wine and then subjected the tube to a partial vacuum. Some thought that liquids rose in capillaries because air couldnt enter capillaries as easily as liquids, others thought that the particles of liquid were attracted to each other and to the walls of the capillary. They derived the Young–Laplace equation of capillary action, by 1830, the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss had determined the boundary conditions governing capillary action. In 1871, the British physicist William Thomson determined the effect of the meniscus on a liquids vapor pressure—a relation known as the Kelvin equation, German physicist Franz Ernst Neumann subsequently determined the interaction between two immiscible liquids. Albert Einsteins first paper, which was submitted to Annalen der Physik in 1900, was on capillarity, a common apparatus used to demonstrate the first phenomenon is the capillary tube. When the lower end of a glass tube is placed in a liquid, such as water. Adhesion occurs between the fluid and the inner wall pulling the liquid column up until there is a sufficient mass of liquid for gravitational forces to overcome these intermolecular forces. So, a tube will draw a liquid column higher than a wider tube will. Capillary action is essential for the drainage of constantly produced tear fluid from the eye, wicking is the absorption of a liquid by a material in the manner of a candle wick. Paper towels absorb liquid through capillary action, allowing a fluid to be transferred from a surface to the towel, the small pores of a sponge act as small capillaries, causing it to absorb a large amount of fluid. Some textile fabrics are said to use capillary action to wick sweat away from the skin and these are often referred to as wicking fabrics, after the capillary properties of candle and lamp wicks. Capillary action is observed in thin layer chromatography, in which a solvent moves vertically up a plate via capillary action, in this case the pores are gaps between very small particles. Capillary action draws ink to the tips of fountain pen nibs from a reservoir or cartridge inside the pen, in hydrology, capillary action describes the attraction of water molecules to soil particles. Capillary action is responsible for moving groundwater from wet areas of the soil to dry areas, differences in soil potential drive capillary action in soil. Thus the thinner the space in which the water can travel, for a water-filled glass tube in air at standard laboratory conditions, γ =0.0728 N/m at 20 °C, ρ =1000 kg/m3, and g =9.81 m/s2
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Gas
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Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter. A pure gas may be made up of atoms, elemental molecules made from one type of atom. A gas mixture would contain a variety of pure gases much like the air, what distinguishes a gas from liquids and solids is the vast separation of the individual gas particles. This separation usually makes a colorless gas invisible to the human observer, the interaction of gas particles in the presence of electric and gravitational fields are considered negligible as indicated by the constant velocity vectors in the image. One type of commonly known gas is steam, the gaseous state of matter is found between the liquid and plasma states, the latter of which provides the upper temperature boundary for gases. Bounding the lower end of the temperature scale lie degenerative quantum gases which are gaining increasing attention, high-density atomic gases super cooled to incredibly low temperatures are classified by their statistical behavior as either a Bose gas or a Fermi gas. For a comprehensive listing of these states of matter see list of states of matter. The only chemical elements which are stable multi atom homonuclear molecules at temperature and pressure, are hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. These gases, when grouped together with the noble gases. Alternatively they are known as molecular gases to distinguish them from molecules that are also chemical compounds. The word gas is a neologism first used by the early 17th-century Flemish chemist J. B. van Helmont, according to Paracelsuss terminology, chaos meant something like ultra-rarefied water. An alternative story is that Van Helmonts word is corrupted from gahst and these four characteristics were repeatedly observed by scientists such as Robert Boyle, Jacques Charles, John Dalton, Joseph Gay-Lussac and Amedeo Avogadro for a variety of gases in various settings. Their detailed studies ultimately led to a relationship among these properties expressed by the ideal gas law. Gas particles are separated from one another, and consequently have weaker intermolecular bonds than liquids or solids. These intermolecular forces result from interactions between gas particles. Like-charged areas of different gas particles repel, while oppositely charged regions of different gas particles attract one another, transient, randomly induced charges exist across non-polar covalent bonds of molecules and electrostatic interactions caused by them are referred to as Van der Waals forces. The interaction of these forces varies within a substance which determines many of the physical properties unique to each gas. A comparison of boiling points for compounds formed by ionic and covalent bonds leads us to this conclusion, the drifting smoke particles in the image provides some insight into low pressure gas behavior
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Atmosphere
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An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body. An atmosphere is likely to be retained if the gravity it is subject to is high. The atmosphere of Earth is mostly composed of nitrogen, oxygen, argon with carbon dioxide, the atmosphere helps protect living organisms from genetic damage by solar ultraviolet radiation, solar wind and cosmic rays. Its current composition is the product of billions of years of modification of the paleoatmosphere by living organisms. The term stellar atmosphere describes the region of a star. Stars with sufficiently low temperatures may form compound molecules in their outer atmosphere, Atmospheric pressure is the force per unit area that is applied perpendicularly to a surface by the surrounding gas. It is determined by a gravitational force in combination with the total mass of a column of gas above a location. On Earth, units of air pressure are based on the recognized standard atmosphere. It is measured with a barometer, the pressure of an atmospheric gas decreases with altitude due to the diminishing mass of gas above. The height at which the pressure from an atmosphere declines by a factor of e is called the height and is denoted by H. For such an atmosphere, the pressure declines exponentially with increasing altitude. However, atmospheres are not uniform in temperature, so the determination of the atmospheric pressure at any particular altitude is more complex. Surface gravity, the force that holds down an atmosphere, differs significantly among the planets, for example, the large gravitational force of the giant planet Jupiter is able to retain light gases such as hydrogen and helium that escape from objects with lower gravity. Thus, the distant and cold Titan, Triton, and Pluto are able to retain their atmospheres despite their relatively low gravities, rogue planets, theoretically, may also retain thick atmospheres. Since a collection of gas molecules may be moving at a range of velocities. Lighter molecules move faster than ones with the same thermal kinetic energy. It is thought that Venus and Mars may have lost much of their water when, after being photo dissociated into hydrogen and oxygen by solar ultraviolet, Earths magnetic field helps to prevent this, as, normally, the solar wind would greatly enhance the escape of hydrogen. However, over the past 3 billion years Earth may have lost gases through the polar regions due to auroral activity
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Boyle's law
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Boyles law is an experimental gas law that describes how the pressure of a gas tends to increase as the volume of the container decreases. Mathematically, Boyles law can be stated as P ∝1 V or P V = k where P is the pressure of the gas, V is the volume of the gas, and k is a constant. The equation states that product of pressure and volume is a constant for a mass of confined gas as long as the temperature is constant. For comparing the same substance under two different sets of conditions, the law can be expressed as P1 V1 = P2 V2. The equation shows that, as increases, the pressure of the gas decreases in proportion. Similarly, as volume decreases, the pressure of the gas increases, the law was named after chemist and physicist Robert Boyle, who published the original law in 1662. This relationship between pressure and volume was first noted by Richard Towneley and Henry Power, Robert Boyle confirmed their discovery through experiments and published the results. According to Robert Gunther and other authorities, it was Boyles assistant, Robert Hooke, Boyles law is based on experiments with air, which he considered to be a fluid of particles at rest in between small invisible springs. At that time, air was still seen as one of the four elements, Boyles interest was probably to understand air as an essential element of life, for example, he published works on the growth of plants without air. Boyle used a closed J-shaped tube and after pouring mercury from one side he forced the air on the side to contract under the pressure of mercury. The French physicist Edme Mariotte discovered the law independent of Boyle in 1679. Thus this law is referred to as Mariottes law or the Boyle–Mariotte law. Instead of a static theory a kinetic theory is needed, which was provided two centuries later by Maxwell and Boltzmann and this law was the first physical law to be expressed in the form of an equation describing the dependence of two variable quantities. The law itself can be stated as follows, Or Boyles law is a gas law, stating that the pressure and volume of a gas have an inverse relationship, if volume increases, then pressure decreases and vice versa, when temperature is held constant. Therefore, when the volume is halved, the pressure is doubled, and if the volume is doubled, Boyles law states that at constant temperature for a fixed mass, the absolute pressure and the volume of a gas are inversely proportional. The law can also be stated in a different manner. Most gases behave like ideal gases at moderate pressures and temperatures, the technology of the 17th century could not produce high pressures or low temperatures. Hence, the law was not likely to have deviations at the time of publication, the deviation is expressed as the compressibility factor
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Combined gas law
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The combined gas law is a gas law that combines Charless law, Boyles law, and Gay-Lussacs law. There is no official founder for this law, it is merely an amalgamation of the three previously discovered laws and these laws each relate one thermodynamic variable to another mathematically while holding everything else constant. Charless law states that volume and temperature are directly proportional to other as long as pressure is held constant. Boyles law asserts that pressure and volume are inversely proportional to each other at fixed temperature, finally, Gay-Lussacs law introduces a direct proportionality between temperature and pressure as long as it is at a constant volume. By combining and either of or, we can gain a new equation with P, V and T, if we divide equation by temperature and multiply equation by pressure we will get, P V T = k 1 T P V T = k 2 P. As the left-hand side of both equations is the same, we arrive at k 1 T = k 2 P, substituting in Avogadros Law yields the ideal gas equation. A derivation of the gas law using only elementary algebra can contain surprises. A physical derivation, longer but more reliable, begins by realizing that the constant volume parameter in Gay-Lussacs law will change as the volume changes. At constant volume, V1 the law might appear P = k1T, rather, it should first be determined in what sense these equations are compatible with one another. To gain insight into this, recall that any two variables determine the third, choosing P and V to be independent, we picture the T values forming a surface above the PV-plane. A definite V0 and P0 define a T0, a point on that surface, the ratio of the slopes of these two lines depends only on the value of P0/V0 at that point. Note that the form of did not depend on the particular point chosen. The same formula would have arisen for any combination of P and V values. Therefore, one can write k V k P = P V ∀ P, ∀ V This says that each point on the surface has its own pair of lines through it. Whereas is a relation between specific slopes and variable values, is a relation between slope functions and function variables and it holds true for any point on the surface, i. e. for any and all combinations of P and V values. To solve this equation for the function kV, first separate the variables, V on the left, V k V = P k P Choose any pressure P1. The right side evaluates to some value, call it karb. V k V = k arb This particular equation must now hold true, not just for one value of V, the only definition of kV that guarantees this for all V and arbitrary karb is k V = k arb V which may be verified by substitution in
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Plasma (physics)
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Plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas. Yet unlike these three states of matter, plasma does not naturally exist on the Earth under normal surface conditions, the term was first introduced by chemist Irving Langmuir in the 1920s. However, true plasma production is from the separation of these ions and electrons that produces an electric field. Based on the environmental temperature and density either partially ionised or fully ionised forms of plasma may be produced. The positive charge in ions is achieved by stripping away electrons from atomic nuclei, the number of electrons removed is related to either the increase in temperature or the local density of other ionised matter. Plasma may be the most abundant form of matter in the universe, although this is currently tentative based on the existence. Plasma is mostly associated with the Sun and stars, extending to the rarefied intracluster medium, Plasma was first identified in a Crookes tube, and so described by Sir William Crookes in 1879. The nature of the Crookes tube cathode ray matter was identified by British physicist Sir J. J. The term plasma was coined by Irving Langmuir in 1928, perhaps because the glowing discharge molds itself to the shape of the Crookes tube and we shall use the name plasma to describe this region containing balanced charges of ions and electrons. Plasma is a neutral medium of unbound positive and negative particles. Although these particles are unbound, they are not ‘free’ in the sense of not experiencing forces, in turn this governs collective behavior with many degrees of variation. The average number of particles in the Debye sphere is given by the plasma parameter, bulk interactions, The Debye screening length is short compared to the physical size of the plasma. This criterion means that interactions in the bulk of the plasma are more important than those at its edges, when this criterion is satisfied, the plasma is quasineutral. Plasma frequency, The electron plasma frequency is compared to the electron-neutral collision frequency. When this condition is valid, electrostatic interactions dominate over the processes of ordinary gas kinetics, for plasma to exist, ionization is necessary. The term plasma density by itself refers to the electron density, that is. The degree of ionization of a plasma is the proportion of atoms that have lost or gained electrons, even a partially ionized gas in which as little as 1% of the particles are ionized can have the characteristics of a plasma. The degree of ionization, α, is defined as α = n i n i + n n, where n i is the number density of ions and n n is the number density of neutral atoms
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Rheology
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The term rheology was coined by Eugene C. Bingham, a professor at Lafayette College, in 1920, from a suggestion by a colleague, the term was inspired by the aphorism of Simplicius, panta rhei, everything flows, and was first used to describe the flow of liquids and the deformation of solids. Newtonian fluids can be characterized by a coefficient of viscosity for a specific temperature. Although this viscosity will change with temperature, it does not change with the strain rate, only a small group of fluids exhibit such constant viscosity. The large class of fluids whose viscosity changes with the rate are called non-Newtonian fluids. For example, ketchup can have its viscosity reduced by shaking, ketchup is a shear thinning material, like yogurt and emulsion paint, exhibiting thixotropy, where an increase in relative flow velocity will cause a reduction in viscosity, for example, by stirring. Some other non-Newtonian materials show the behavior, rheopecty, viscosity going up with relative deformation. Since Sir Isaac Newton originated the concept of viscosity, the study of liquids with strain rate dependent viscosity is also often called Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, materials with the characteristics of a fluid will flow when subjected to a stress which is defined as the force per area. There are different sorts of stress and materials can respond differently for different stresses, much of theoretical rheology is concerned with associating external forces and torques with internal stresses and internal strain gradients and flow velocities. In this sense, a solid undergoing plastic deformation is a fluid, granular rheology refers to the continuum mechanical description of granular materials. These experimental techniques are known as rheometry and are concerned with the determination with well-defined rheological material functions, such relationships are then amenable to mathematical treatment by the established methods of continuum mechanics. The characterization of flow or deformation originating from a shear stress field is called shear rheometry. The study of extensional flows is called extensional rheology, shear flows are much easier to study and thus much more experimental data are available for shear flows than for extensional flows. A rheologist is an interdisciplinary scientist or engineer who studies the flow of liquids or the deformation of soft solids. It is not a degree subject, there is no qualification of rheologist as such. Most rheologists have a qualification in mathematics, the sciences, engineering, medicine, or certain technologies. Elasticity is essentially a time independent processes, as the strains appear the moment the stress is applied, if the material deformation rate increases linearly with increasing applied stress, then the material is viscous in the Newtonian sense. These materials are characterized due to the delay between the applied constant stress and the maximum strain
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Viscoelasticity
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Viscoelasticity is the property of materials that exhibit both viscous and elastic characteristics when undergoing deformation. Viscous materials, like honey, resist shear flow and strain linearly with time when a stress is applied, elastic materials strain when stretched and quickly return to their original state once the stress is removed. Viscoelastic materials have elements of both of properties and, as such, exhibit time-dependent strain. In the nineteenth century, physicists such as Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Kelvin researched and experimented with creep and recovery of glasses, metals, viscoelasticity was further examined in the late twentieth century when synthetic polymers were engineered and used in a variety of applications. Viscoelasticity calculations depend heavily on the viscosity variable, η, the inverse of η is also known as fluidity, φ. The value of either can be derived as a function of temperature or as a given value, depending on the change of strain rate versus stress inside a material the viscosity can be categorized as having a linear, non-linear, or plastic response. When a material exhibits a linear response it is categorized as a Newtonian material, in this case the stress is linearly proportional to the strain rate. If the material exhibits a non-linear response to the strain rate, there is also an interesting case where the viscosity decreases as the shear/strain rate remains constant. A material which exhibits this type of behavior is known as thixotropic, in addition, when the stress is independent of this strain rate, the material exhibits plastic deformation. Many viscoelastic materials exhibit rubber like behavior explained by the theory of polymer elasticity. Some examples of materials include amorphous polymers, semicrystalline polymers, biopolymers, metals at very high temperatures. Cracking occurs when the strain is applied quickly and outside of the elastic limit, ligaments and tendons are viscoelastic, so the extent of the potential damage to them depends both on the rate of the change of their length as well as on the force applied. The viscosity of a viscoelastic substance gives the substance a strain rate dependence on time, purely elastic materials do not dissipate energy when a load is applied, then removed. However, a viscoelastic substance loses energy when a load is applied, hysteresis is observed in the stress–strain curve, with the area of the loop being equal to the energy lost during the loading cycle. Since viscosity is the resistance to thermally activated plastic deformation, a material will lose energy through a loading cycle. Plastic deformation results in lost energy, which is uncharacteristic of a purely elastic materials reaction to a loading cycle, specifically, viscoelasticity is a molecular rearrangement. When a stress is applied to a material such as a polymer. This movement or rearrangement is called creep, polymers remain a solid material even when these parts of their chains are rearranging in order to accompany the stress, and as this occurs, it creates a back stress in the material