A number of topics in finite elasticity theory which appear to lend themselves to further development are briefly discussed. These include (i) the effect of kinematic constraints which are exactly, or approximately, satisfied; (ii) the mechanics of elastic membranes; (iii) the applicability of results in finite elasticity theory to problems involving stress relaxing materials; (iv) the development of necessary and sufficient conditions for material stability of isotropic elastic materials; (v) the conditions for bifurcation solutions to exist in deformed elastic bodies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Keynote lecture delivered at Euromech Colloquium 79 on "Solutions to basic problems in non-linear continua" held in Darmstadt, German Federal Republic, September 7-10, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lehigh University

    Center for the Application of Mathematics
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015
  • Authors:
    • Rivlin, R S
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Office of Naval Research London (England)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAM-100-26 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-76-C-0235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM