On Cauchy’s Mean Rotation

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Q.-S. Zheng

Department of Civil Engineering, Jiangxi Polytechnic University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

K. C. Hwang

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

J. Appl. Mech 59(2), 405-410 (Jun 01, 1992) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899534 History: Received June 27, 1988; Revised January 20, 1990; Online March 31, 2008


In this paper, a new treatment of Cauchy’s measure of mean rotation in continuum mechanics is given, a representation theorem is proved, and the connection between Cauchy’s measure and the finite rotation tensor is established. Cauchy’s and Novozhilov’s measures of mean rotation are compared.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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