A New Rate Principle Suitable for Analysis of Inelastic Deformation of Plates and Shells

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S. Mukherjee

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Kimball Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853

F. G. Kollmann

Maschinenelemente und Getriebe, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, 6100 Darmstadt, Federal Republic of Germany

J. Appl. Mech 52(3), 533-535 (Sep 01, 1985) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3169096 History: Received May 01, 1984; Revised September 01, 1984; Online July 21, 2009


A variational principle for linear elasticity, using displacements and strains as independent functions, is presented in this paper. An extension of this principle in rate form is claimed to be extremely useful for the analysis of inelastic deformation of thin plates and shells.

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