Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 8, Issue 10, pp 975–984 | Cite as

A note about Oden’s constitutive variational principle

  • Xing Jing-tang


A remark about some unreasoning things of Oden’s constitutive variational principle described in Ref. [1] is given in this paper. According to Oden’s idea, the other two constitutive variational principles, which are complementary to one another, are developed. An example is performed to demonstrate the application of the constitutive variational principles.


Variational Principle Euler Equation Linear Elasticity Surface Traction Satisfying Constraint 
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    Oden, J.T., The classical variational principles of mechanics,Energy Methods in Finite Element Analysis, Ed. by R. Glowinski et al., John Wiley and Sons Ltd (1979).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xing Jing-tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsBeijing

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