Elastic Constitutive Laws

  • A. Anandarajah


The number of equations available through the principles of continuum mechanics (conservation of mass and energy, and principles of linear and angular momentums) is inadequate to solve boundary value problems. The additional required equations are provided through what are known as the constitutive relations. In this chapter, we will discuss the details of the linear-elastic constitutive relations.


Shear Strain Isotropic Material Strain Energy Density Volumetric Strain Independent Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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