In the preceding chapters, deformations (relative to the dimensions of the body) and temperature changes (relative to the initial absolute temperature) have been assumed to be small. The most important consequence of these assumptions was the linearity of the basic equations and, hence, the validity of the principle of superposition making the powerful methods of linear mathematics applicable.
KeywordsIsotropic Body Elastic Potential Preceding Chapter General Thermoelastic Theory Undeformed Body
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