Zee, Layne (1983) Ordinary and strong ellipticity in the equilibrium theory of incompressible hyperelastic solids. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11012005-130640
In this paper explicit necessary and sufficient conditions are established for the ordinary and strong ellipticity of the three-dimensional field equations in the nonlinear equilibrium theory of incompressible, homogeneous and isotropic, hyperelastic solids. The resulting system of inequalities involves the local principal stretches directly and in addition restricts the first and second partial derivatives of the strain-energy density with respect to the deformation invariants or the principal stretches. The conditions of ordinary and strong ellipticity are found to coalesce for materials that obey the Baker-Ericksen inequalities and possess a positive shear modulus at infinitesimal deformations. Various implications of these ellipticity conditions for special classes of materials and deformations are explored.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Applied Mechanics|
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|Defense Date:||30 July 1982|
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|Deposited On:||01 Nov 2005|
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