International Book Series of Mathematical Texts 2005; 352 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 9738543258 ISBN13: 9789738543256 List Price: US$48 Member Price: US$38.40 Order Code: THETA/6
 The volume contains the proceedings of the international conference New Trends in Continuum Mechanics, held at Constanta, Romania between September 812, 2003. The conference was devoted to all domains of continuum mechanics; it also included a minisymposium on homogenization and its applications and a section devoted to numerical methods. The volume contains thirtyseven refereed papers; among the subjects covered, are: theoretical and laboratory modelling, mathematical modelling in biology, oil recovery, contact problems with friction, studies on different materials, nonNewtonian fluids, electrorheological and magnetorheological fluids, thermomechanical and electromechanical problems in solids. A publication of the Theta Foundation. Distributed worldwide, except in Romania, by the AMS. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in continuum mechanics Table of Contents  L. Badea  One and twolevel multiplicative Schwarz methods for the constrained minimization of nonquadratic convex functionals
 N. Bontcheva and B. Petzov  Phase transformation during metal forming processes
 A. Capatina and F. Lebon  Remarks on the equiliibrium finite element method for frictional contact problems
 A. Carabineanu  The study of the selfpropulsion of an oscillatory wing by the integral equations method
 Q. Chang and W. Sun  On convergence of the multigrid method for nonnegative definite systems
 Y. D. Chashechkin  Mathematical and laboratory modelling of stratified flows
 D. Cioranescu, A. Damlaminan, and G. Griso  The Stokes problem in perforated domains by the periodic unfolding method
 S. ClejaTigoiu  Material symmetry in finite elastoplasticity with continuum distributed dislocations
 M. Cocou and G. Scarella  A dynamic unilateral contact problem for a cracked viscoelastic body
 C. Conca, J. I. Diaz, A. Linan, and C. Timofte  Homogenization results for chemical reactive flows through porous media
 E. M. Craciun  Stress in prestressed fiber reinforced composite containing two colinear cracks supposed to be under antiplane shear loadings
 N. D. Cristescu  Theory of falling cylinder viscometers
 A. Dumitrache  An interactive computing method for stall flutter analysis
 C. Faciu and M. MihăilescuSuliciu  Shape memory effect: A Maxwellian rate type constitutive approach
 C. Grandmont, Y. Maday, and B. Maury  A multiscale/multimodel approach of the respiration tree
 D. Jiroveanu and J. Soler  Numerical modeling of a bubble breakup behavior in homogeneous and isotropic turbulence
 V. Marina  Reading the possibilities to decode the microstructure characteristics from macroexperience
 G. Marinoschi  On a nonlinear boundary value problem of infiltration in unsaturated media
 B. Matei  Nonlinear multiscales representations for homogenization problems: A case study
 M. Negreanu  Discrete inequalities
 G. Pasa  Secondary oil recovery and variable permeability
 E. Perez  Correcting terms from local problems for vibrating systems with concentrated masses
 K. Piechor  On the hydrodynamic limit of the Enskog equation with weak squarewell potential
 D. Polisevski and R. SchiltzBunoiu  Heat conduction through a firstorder jump interface
 M. Popescu  On the optimal control of bilinear systems
 R. Raducanu  On the mortar finite element method in linear elasticity
 S. Sburlan and C. Sburlan  A coincidence degree for bifurcation problems with applications in mechanics of continua
 N. Simion  Models of heat propagation in solid bodies
 O. SimionescuPanait  Propagation of attenuated waves in isotropic solids subject to initial electromechanical fields
 D. Socolescu  On the Leray problems for the stationary and nonstationary NavierStokes equations
 R. Stavre  Boundary control of a nonstationary magnetohydrodynamic flow
 P. P. Teodorescu, T. Badea, L. Munteanu, and J. Onisoru  On the wave propatagion in materials with negative stiffness components
 P. P. Teodorescu, L. Munteanu, and V. Chiroiu  On the wave propagation in a chiral medium
 V. Tigoiu and C. Cipu  Flow of some viscoelastic fluids in a falling cylinder viscometer and the evaluation of shear viscosity
 A. Ursescu  Influence of the electrode ends on the channel flow of electrorheological fluids
 A. Ursescu and C. Dascalu  Thermally conductive elliptic hole in an anisotropic solid
 C. Vallee, C. Lerintiu, D. Fortune, M. Ban, and G. de Saxce  Hill's bipotential
