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The Equations of Equilibrium in Orthogonal Curvilinear Reference Coordinates

Jog, CS (2011) The Equations of Equilibrium in Orthogonal Curvilinear Reference Coordinates. In: Journal of Elasticity, 104 (1-2, S). pp. 385-395.

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Analytical solutions to problems in finite elasticity are most often derived using the semi-inverse approach along with the spatial form of the equations of motion involving the Cauchy stress tensor. This procedure is somewhat indirect since the spatial equations involve derivatives with respect to spatial coordinates while the unknown functions are in terms of material coordinates, thus necessitating the use of the chain rule. In this classroom note, we derive compact expressions for the components of the divergence, with respect to orthogonal material coordinates, of the first Piola-Kirchhoff stress tensor. The spatial coordinate system is also assumed to be an orthogonal curvilinear one, although, not necessarily of the same type as the material coordinate system. We show by means of some example applications how analytical solutions can be derived more directly using the derived results.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Nonlinear elasticity;Equations of equilibrium;Curvilinear coordinates
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 09:07
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 09:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38626

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