Accession Number : ADA119047

Title :   Ordinary and Strong Ellipticity in the Equilibrium Theory of Incompressible Hyperelastic Solids.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Zee,Layne ; Sternberg,Eli

PDF Url : ADA119047

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : In this paper explicit necessary and sufficient conditions are established for the ordinary and strong ellipticity of the three-dimensional field equations in the nonlinear equilibrium theory of incompressible, homogeneous and isotropic, hyperelastic solids. The resulting system of inequalities involves the local principal stretches directly and in addition restricts the first and second partial derivatives of the strain-energy density with respect to the deformation invariants or the principal stretches. The conditions of ordinary and strong ellipticity are found to coalesce for materials that obey the Baker-Ericksen inequalities and possess a positive shear modulus at infinitesimal deformations. Various implications of these ellipticity conditions for special classes of materials and deformations are explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ellipses, *Equilibrium(General), *Incompressibility, *Modulus of elasticity, Shear stresses, Nonlinear systems, Three dimensional, Deformation, Homogeneity, Isotropism, Solids, Inequalities

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE