Betti's method

Betti's method

[′bāt·tēz ‚meth·əd]
(mechanics)
A method of finding the solution of the equations of equilibrium of an elastic body whose surface displacements are specified; it uses the fact that the dilatation is a harmonic function to reduce the problem to the Dirichlet problem.
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