Mechanics of Deformable Solids

  • Enzo Tonti
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In this chapter, we provide an operational definition of variables in the mechanics of deformable solids. In particular, we analyse the global variables to determine their association with space and time elements. We also present the momentum balance without concerning ourselves with the differential formulation. Lastly, we show how to obtain the traditional equations in a differential formulation.


Surface Force Global Variable Source Variable Reference Configuration Total Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enzo Tonti
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

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