THE MECHANICS OF CONTINUUM REPRESENTATION

REPRESENTACION VISUAL DE LA CINEMATICA DEL CONTINUO

The purpose of this paper is to present some experimentally determined properties of the continuum. The development starts with the illustration of deformed shapes, and the introduction of the concept of displacement. From there on, the development follows the classic mechanics-of-continuum presentation, spatial and time derivatives of displacement, strains, stresses and rigid rotations. To unify the presentation, all considerations are applied to the case of a circular ring subjected to diametral compression. Particular advantage is taken of grids, moire, brittle-coatings and photoelasticity methods to obtain the physical representations of the properties. The following loci are considered: isokinetics, isothetics, isogonics, isoclinics of displacement, displacement trajectories, loci of partial derivatives, isogyros, isotenics, isochromatics, isoclinics of strain and stress, isostatics, isopachics, isobars, isostrophics and isoentatics. The understanding of the properties of these fields helps in the visualization of the mechanics of the continuum, in general, and may prove to be particularly useful in the fields of plasticity and finite strain.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lab Central de Ensayode Materiales de Construction

    Alfonso XII, 3
    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Durelli, A J
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Spanish

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  • Accession Number: 00081749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM