Hyperelasticity

  • Eduardo W. V. Chaves
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Part of the Lecture Notes on Numerical Methods in Engineering and Sciences book series (LNNMES)

Abstract

Some materials such as elastomers, polymers, rubber and biological matter (arteries, muscles, skin, etc.) may be subject to large deformations without there being any internal energy dissipation (which is typical en elastic process). These materials are classified as being hyperelastic and purely hyperelastic materials have no memory of motion history, i.e. they are only dependent on the current values of the state variables.

Keywords

Strain Energy Density Strain Energy Function Cauchy Stress Tensor Incompressible Material Hyperelastic Material 
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© International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo W. V. Chaves
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  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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