On Young’s Modulus for Anisotropic Media

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P. Boulanger

Département de Mathématique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Plaine C.P.218/1, 1050 Bruxellers, Belgium

M. Hayes

Department of Mathematical Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

J. Appl. Mech 62(3), 819-820 (Sep 01, 1995) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897022 History: Accepted November 21, 1994; Received November 21, 1994; Online October 30, 2007


If a piece of homogeneous anisotropic elastic material is subject to simple tension along a direction n for which Young’s modulus E(n ) is an extremum, then the corresponding strain field is coaxial with the simple tension stress field. An appropriate set of rectangular cartesian coordinate axes may be introduced such that three of the elastic compliances are zero. In this coordinate system the displacement field may be written explicitly and corresponds to a pure homogeneous deformation.

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