The Strain-Energy Function for Anisotropic Elastic Materials

  • G. F. Smith
  • R. S. Rivlin


If we consider a body of perfectly elastic material to undergo deformation in which a point initially at X i in the rectangular Cartesian coordinate system x i moves to x i in the same coordinate system, then the strain-energy function W is a single-valued function of the quantities g ij defined by.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Smith
    • 1
  • R. S. Rivlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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