The Helicoidal Modeling in Computational Finite Elasticity. Part III: Finite Element Approximation for Non-Polar Media

@inproceedings{Merlini2005TheHM,
  title={The Helicoidal Modeling in Computational Finite Elasticity. Part III: Finite Element Approximation for Non-Polar Media},
  author={Teodoro Merlini and Marco Morandini},
  year={2005}
}
The helicoidal modeling of the continuum, as proposed in Part I, is applied to finite elasticity analyses of simple materials unable of couple-stressing. First, the non-polar medium is introduced via a constitutive postulate and results in a sort of constrained medium, having the axial vector of the Biot stress tensor as a primary unknown field and the statement of polar decomposition of the deformation gradient as a governing equation. Next, the variational formulation is accommodated to the… CONTINUE READING