A Pathological Situation in Micropolar Elasticity

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R. S. Lakes

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

J. Appl. Mech 52(1), 234-235 (Mar 01, 1985) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3169009 History: Received November 01, 1982; Revised October 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009


The case of zero coupling number N in micropolar elasticity is considered. This situation has been examined by several investigators to simplify the analysis of micropolar materials. We show that the case of N = 0 is pathological and present a physical example.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
Topics: Elasticity
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