On H. Hencky’s Approximate Strain-Energy Function for Moderate Deformations

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L. Anand

United States Steel Corporation, Research Laboratory, Monroeville, Pa. 15148

J. Appl. Mech 46(1), 78-82 (Mar 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424532 History: Received June 01, 1978; Revised September 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


It is shown that the classical strain-energy function of infinitesimal isotropic elasticity is in good agreement with experiment for a wide class of materials for moderately large deformations, provided the infinitesimal strain measure occurring in the strain-energy function is replaced by the Hencky or logarithmic measure of finite strain.

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