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Peter Chadwick

Peter Chadwick

Professor Peter Chadwick FRS


Elected: 1977


Peter Chadwick made important contributions to continuum mechanics, particularly concerning the thermomechanics of elastic materials. He elucidated the effects of thermomechanical interactions in wave motions and vibrations of elastic bodies. He also made important contributions to: heat conduction problems in geophysics relevant to the thermal heating of the Earth; elastokinetics and acoustics; applications of the theory of plasticity to the study of ground movement caused by chemical explosions; analytical and numerical studies in finite elasticity; and the continuum theory of mixtures.

Professor Peter Chadwick FRS died on 12 August 2018.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Mathematics
    • Applied mathematics and theoretical physics
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