, Volume 42, Issue 1-2, pp 93-101
Date: 10 Aug 2002

Heinrich Hencky: a rheological pioneer

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The literature of continuum mechanics and rheology often mentions the name of Hencky: Hencky strain, Hencky theorems, and many other concepts. Yet there is no coherent appraisal of his contributions to mechanics. Nor is there anywhere any description of his life. This article sets down some of what we have learned so far about this researcher, and appraises his pioneering work on rheology.