Material symmetry and the evolution of anisotropies in a simple material-I. Change of reference configuration

Mehrdad Negahban, Alan S. Wineman

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Noll's rule is used to determine the structure of a material symmetry group written with respect to one reference configuration when the representation of the symmetry with respect to another configuration is the traditional material symmetry group associated with isotropy, transverse isotropy or orthotropy, and for an arbitrary deformation gradient relating the two configurations. It is shown that the former symmetry group can contain an orthogonal subgroup. It is determined whether this subgroup is that for isotropic, transversely isotropic, orthotropic, monoclinic, or triclinic response, and the preferred directions of the symmetry are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-536
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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