Canonical elastic moduli

Peter J. Olver

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Every linear planar anisotropic elastic material is equivalent, under a linear change of coordinates, to an orthotropic material. Consequently, up to linear changes of variables, there are just two "canonical" planar elastic moduli which determine the properties of any linearly elastic material. Extensions to three-dimensional elasticity and applications are indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-212
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Elasticity
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1988

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