Accession Number:

ADA071728

Title:

Discontinuous Deformation Gradients in the Finite Twisting of an Incompressible Elastic Tube.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

It is known that the type of the system of partial differential equations governing finite elastostatics can change from elliptic to non-elliptic at sufficiently large deformations for certain materials. This introduces the possibility that the elastostatic field may exhibit certain discontinuities. In this paper we illustrate the occurrence of elastostatic fields with discontinuous deformation gradients in a physical problem. The body is assumed to be composed of a material which belongs to a particular class of isotropic, incompressible, elastic materials which allow for a loss of ellipticity. It is shown that no solution which is smooth in the classical sense exists to this problem for certain ranges of the applied loading. Next, we admit solutions involving elastostatic shocks into the discussion and find that the problem may then be solved completely. When this is done, however, there results a lack of uniqueness of solutions to the boundary-value problem. In order to resolve this non-uniqueness, the dissipativity and stability of the solutions are investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE