ARL's Dr. John Clayton publishes second book

August 11, 2015

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  • Dr. John D. Clayton of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently published a research monograph entitled "Differential Geometry and Kinematics of Continua" through World Scientific, a leading international publisher in science, technology and medicine.
  • Clayton hopes this book will serve as a useful resource for scholars and advanced graduate students.

Dr. John D. Clayton of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently published a research monograph entitled "Differential Geometry and Kinematics of Continua" through World Scientific, a leading international publisher in science, technology and medicine.

The book's primary purpose is to provide precise definitions and complete derivations of fundamental mathematical relationships of tensor analysis encountered in mechanics and physics, with a focus on classical differential geometry applied towards kinematics of continua.

It contains new derivations and results not published elsewhere in addition to thorough treatment and organization of some previously known ideas.

The scope of the book is more comprehensive than any other known work on anholonomic geometry and anholonomic kinematics, and has recently been favorably reviewed in the Zentralblatt Math database, and the Springer journal Pure and Applied Geophysics.

"With the publication of this book, I am pleased to address advanced topics in mathematics and mathematical physics beyond the scope of my first book," said Clayton.

"I hope this book will serve as a useful resource for scholars and advanced graduate students, encompassing an organization of existing knowledge as well as some new, previously unpublished theoretical results," added Clayton.

Clayton published his first book, "Nonlinear Mechanics of Crystals," through Springer in 2011 with a paperback release in 2013.

Both of Clayton's books are currently available in the ARL Technical Libraries at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Adelphi Laboratory Center.

Clayton holds a doctorate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and he has been a member of the technical staff at ARL since 2003. He is currently the lead of the Multi-Scale Mechanics Team of the Impact Physics Branch at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

His research interests include theoretical, computational and analytical modeling, with a focus on mechanics of crystalline solids.

Clayton has authored over 55 journal articles, 25 sole-authored, and has given numerous invited lectures in international conferences at various universities and national laboratories. In addition, Clayton presently serves on editorial boards of four technical journals, has guest edited two other journals, and has been a reviewer for around 60 others in engineering and physical sciences.

He has co-advised doctoral students at universities and post-doctoral scholars under the Davies Fellowship Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities program.

Clayton received the ARL Award for Laboratory Publication of the Year (2011), the Army Special Act Award (2014), and five ARL Director's Research Initiative Awards (2005, 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2014).

He is an active member of the American Academy of Mechanics, American Physical Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Clayton presently serves as an adjunct professor in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he teaches a graduate course in finite element analysis.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: August 11, 2015