Plasticity pp 15-39 | Cite as

Continuum Mechanics and Linearized Elasticity

  • Weimin Han
  • B. Daya Reddy
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 9)


We will be concerned with bodies that at the macroscopic level may be regarded as being composed of material that is continuously distributed. By this it is meant, first, that such a body occupies a region of three-dimensional space that may be identified with R3. The region occupied by the body will of course vary with time as the body deforms.


Entropy Rubber Incompressibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weimin Han
    • 1
  • B. Daya Reddy
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa
  3. 3.Centre for Research in Computational and Applied MechanicsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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