Rheologica Acta

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 93–101

Heinrich Hencky: a rheological pioneer

Original Contribution

DOI: 10.1007/s00397-002-0259-6

Cite this article as:
Tanner, R.I. & Tanner, E. Rheol Acta (2003) 42: 93. doi:10.1007/s00397-002-0259-6


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.


Hencky Strain Elasticity Plasticity Rheology Biography 

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney. N.S.W. 2006, Australia
  2. 2."Marlowe", Sixth Mile Lane, Roseville, NSW 2069, Australia

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