Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Rychlewski, Jan

  • Janina Ostrowska-MaciejewskaEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_344-1
Jan Rychlewski was born on May 23, 1934 in Moscow, Soviet Union. He died on August 5, 2011 in Warsaw, Poland. He was a scientist, who was interested in various branches of mechanics and applied mathematics in solid mechanics. He worked in the field of initial flow of nonhomogeneous rigid ideal plastic bodies, shell theory, mechanics of continuous media, and tensor functions. His main scientific interests focused on mathematical properties of the constitutive relations for anisotropic elasticity, as well as limit stress conditions in anisotropic bodies subject to plasticity. Being an engineer, he also studied mathematics. He formulated very important theorems on the invariant nonlinear (spectral) decomposition and the linear invariant (harmonic) decomposition of Hooke’s tensors. He proved that the quadratic limit criterion for each anisotropic elastic material defined by a compliance tensor has a uniquely defined energy meaning. These theorems were applied to elastic materials of each...
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Mathematical Theory of Materials, Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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  • Holm Altenbach
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany