The Mathematical Theories of the Inelastic Continuum

  • Alfred M. Freudenthal
  • Hilda Geiringer
Part of the Encyclopedia of Physics / Handbuch der Physik book series (HBUP)


This article is an attempt to present the current stage of development of the theories of the inelastic continuum. In contrast to the classical theories of elasticity and hydrodynamics, the present status of which is the result of two centuries of extensive research, the theories dealt with in this article are still in a comparatively early stage of development notwithstanding the present steadily increasing volume of contributions.


Yield Condition Yield Surface Plastic Region Simple Wave Dissipation Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred M. Freudenthal
    • 1
  • Hilda Geiringer
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.CambridgeUSA

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