Elasticity pp 293-317 | Cite as

Application to Elasticity Problems

  • J. R. Barber
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 172)


From a mathematical perspective, both two-dimensional vectors and complex numbers can be characterized as ordered pairs of real numbers. It is therefore a natural step to represent the two components of a vector function V by the real and imaginary parts of a complex function. In other words,
$$V \equiv iV_x + jV_y $$
is represented by the complex function
$$V = V_x + iV_y.$$
In the same way, the vector operator
$$\nabla \equiv i\frac{\partial }{{\partial x}} + j\frac{\partial }{{\partial y}} = \frac{\partial }{{\partial x}} + ii\frac{\partial }{{\partial y}} = 2\frac{\partial }{{\partial \zeta }},$$
from equation (18.6).


Holomorphic Function Elasticity Problem Elliptical Hole Residue Theorem Boundary Traction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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