Exactly isochoric deformations of soft solids

@article{Biggins2014ExactlyID,
  title={Exactly isochoric deformations of soft solids},
  author={J. Biggins and Z. Wei and L. Mahadevan},
  journal={EPL},
  year={2014},
  volume={108},
  pages={64001}
}
  • J. Biggins, Z. Wei, L. Mahadevan
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • EPL
  • Many materials of contemporary interest, such as gels, biological tissues and elastomers, are easily deformed but essentially incompressible. Traditional linear theory of elasticity implements incompressibility only to first order and thus permits some volume changes, which become problematically large even at very small strains. Using a mixed coordinate transformation originally due to Gauss, we enforce the constraint of isochoric deformations exactly to develop a linear theory with perfect… CONTINUE READING

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