finite strain theory

finite strain theory

[′fī‚nīt ′strān ‚thē·ə·rē]
(mechanics)
A theory of elasticity, appropriate for high compressions, in which it is not assumed that strains are infinitesimally small. Also known as finite elasticity theory.
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Introduction to finite strain theory for continuum elasto-plasticity.
They explain the mathematical and physical fundamentals required for continuum solid mechanics, and describe the general coordinate system before taking up finite strain theory.

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