Journal of Engineering Mathematics

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 203–221 | Cite as

Nonlocally related PDE systems for one-dimensional nonlinear elastodynamics

  • G. Bluman
  • A. F. Cheviakov
  • J.-F. Ganghoffer


Complete dynamical PDE systems of one-dimensional nonlinear elasticity satisfying the principle of material frame indifference are derived in Eulerian and Lagrangian formulations. These systems are considered within the framework of equivalent nonlocally related PDE systems. Consequently, a direct relation between the Euler and Lagrange systems is obtained. Moreover, other equivalent PDE systems nonlocally related to both of these familiar systems are obtained. Point symmetries of three of these nonlocally related PDE systems of nonlinear elasticity are classified with respect to constitutive and loading functions. Consequently, new symmetries are computed that are: nonlocal for the Euler system and local for the Lagrange system; local for the Euler system and nonlocal for the Lagrange system; nonlocal for both the Euler and Lagrange systems. For realistic constitutive functions and boundary conditions, new dynamical solutions are constructed for the Euler system that only arise as symmetry reductions from invariance under nonlocal symmetries.


Nonlinear elasticity Nonlocal symmetries Nonlocally related systems Group invariant solutions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.LEMTA – ENSEMVandoeuvre les Nancy, CedexFrance

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