Deformation and Strain

  • Jacob Lubliner
  • Panayiotis Papadopoulos
Chapter

Abstract

As already discussed with broad strokes in Sect. 1.1, deformation is the change in the distances between material points, which, in turn, leads to changes in shape and/or size of the body. All real materials undergo some deformation under the influence of forces. To quantify the deformation of a solid body relative to some reference configuration, it is important to introduce the notions of stretch and strain.

Keywords

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Lubliner
    • 1
  • Panayiotis Papadopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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