1. Basic Concepts of the Mechanics of Continua

  1. Kaplan S. Basniev1,
  2. Nikolay M. Dmitriev1 and
  3. George V. Chilingar2

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118533628.ch1

Mechanics of Fluid Flow

Mechanics of Fluid Flow

How to Cite

Basniev, K. S., Dmitriev, N. M. and Chilingar, G. V. (2012) Basic Concepts of the Mechanics of Continua, in Mechanics of Fluid Flow, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118533628.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gubkin State University of Oil and Gas, Russia

  2. 2

    University of Southern California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118385067

Online ISBN: 9781118533628



  • continua mechanics;
  • substantive derivative;
  • vector fields;
  • stress tensor;
  • continuous medium


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Continuity Hypothesis

  • Movement of Continuous Medium: Description Techniques

  • Local and Substantive Derivative

  • Scalar and Vector Fields

  • Forces and Stresses in the Continuous Medium. Stress Tensor