By P. Podio-Guidugli

I are looking to thank R. L. Fosdick, M. E. Gurtin and W. O. Williams for his or her distinct feedback of the manuscript. I additionally thank F. Davi, M. Lembo, P. Nardinocchi and M. Vianello for priceless feedback triggered by means of their examining of 1 or one other of the numerous past drafts, from 1988 so far. because it has taken me see you later to deliver this writing to its current shape, many different colleagues and scholars have episodically provided important reviews and stuck error: an inventory could threat to be incomplete, yet i'm heartily thankful to all of them. ultimately, I thank V. Nicotra for skillfully remodeling my hand sketches into book-quality figures. P. PODIO-GUIDUGLI Roma, April 2000 magazine of Elasticity fifty eight: 1-104,2000. 1 P. Podio-Guidugli, A Primer in Elasticity. © 2000 Kluwer educational Publishers. bankruptcy I pressure 1. Deformation. Displacement permit eight be a three-d Euclidean area, and permit V be the vector area linked to eight. We distinguish some degree p E eight either from its place vector p(p):= (p-o) E V with appreciate to a selected starting place zero E eight and from any triplet (~1, ~2, ~3) E R3 of coordinates that we may possibly use to label p. additionally, we endow V with the standard internal product constitution, and orient it in a single of the 2 attainable manners. It then is smart to contemplate the internal product a .

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2). REMARK. We give two examples that illustrate the mechanical significance of the stress power. 5) with 1l' a pressure field that is not constitutively specified, and JL the viscosity. 7) u(F) is interpreted as the stored energy per unit referential volume in a defor- mation of gradient F. Clearly, in this case, TR . 8) so that the total stored energy of any part of such an elastic body is conserved over any time interval. ** While each dynamical process is purely dissipative in a linearly viscous fluid body and purely conservative in an elastic body, for an arbitrary material class one expects the stress power to break up into a dissipated part and a conserved part.

Multiple of 11:/2 about a fixed axis. ** Hence, transversely isotropic materials have the symmetry group of a circle in the plane. :j: Problems of classification and representation are at the technical, if not the conceptual, core of the constitutive theory for whatever material class one may wish to consider. Aside from linear elasticity, it is only for finite elasticity that those problems have received a rather extensive, although still incomplete, treatment. :j::j: The algebraic multiplicity of a proper number y is the dimension of the associated proper space e.

46 P. PODIO-GUIDUGLI 5. A system of loads (so, b o) for 0 is said to be in astatic equilibrium if the system of loads (Qso' Qbo) is balanced in the reference shape for all Q E Rot. * 6. 28) o®bo E Sym, both when 00 == 0 over a10 = ao and when 00 == 0 over a10, So == 0 over a2 0. 29), for the clamped-free, plate-like, homogeneous body in Figure 12, loaded by its own weight, show that 0) xc =