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4(a), where sin ???? 0⎞ ⎛ cos ???? R = ⎜− sin ???? cos ???? 0⎟ . 27) ⎜ ⎟ 0 1⎠ ⎝ 0 The strain tensor represents how the vectors connecting arbitrary points are changed by elastic deformation. Applying the rotation matrix of Eq. 4 (a) If the x–y coordinate plane is rotated at an angle ????, both the reference vector l and the resulting displacement vector Δu must be expressed in the new coordinate system. Therefore, the strain must transform accordingly, with two applications of Lx the rotation matrix R. (b) If a block of equilibrium area Lx Ly is stretched to a new size, the relative increase in area is the sum of the relative extensions Δx∕Lx and Δy∕Ly , and a term ∼ ΔxΔy, which is second order in displacement and negligible for small strain.

78) The bulk modulus K describes the relative volume change of a body due to a uniform pressure. 3 that the volumetric strain is simply ????ii , so K =− p 2 = ???? + ????. ????ii 3 More generally, K is usually deﬁned by the thermodynamic relation ) ( ????P K = −V . 80) Just like strain, the stress tensor can be decomposed into its hydrostatic (or spherical) and deviatoric components. 81) ????????ii T,ni 3 ????????jj T,ni which is consistent with Eq. 79), for a linear elastic response. As with other elastic parameters here, K is an isothermal modulus.

It is often used to maintain consistency if a non-linear elastic model is desired. We have now shown that the components of the strain tensor ????ij have straightforward interpretations. The normal strains (i = j) tell us about the relative distortion of lengths, as in Hooke’s original experiments, Eq. 3(b). In contrast, the shear strains (i ≠ j) tell us of the relative distortion of angles, as in Eq. 3(c). 3(d), ????y = ????x , and so the shear strain must be zero. Furthermore, since there is no extension (all vectors preserve their length under rotation), the total strain is also identically zero.