finite strain theory
finite strain theory[′fī‚nīt ′strān ‚thē·ə·rē]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.