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The unifying nature of the configurational force balance

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
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(1) Introduction: some conditions for nonmaterial interfaces; (2) The need for a configurational force balance; (3) A framework for the study of evolving nonmaterial interfaces; (4) The normal configurational force balance and the dissipation inequality; (5) Relation of the normal configurational force balance to the classical equations; (6) A final remark.

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