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Graduate Record 2017-2018 
Graduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

AM 7140 - Nonlinear Elasticity Theory

Describes the theory of finite (nonlinear) elasticity governing large deformations of highly deformable elastic solids. New features not present in the linear theory are emphasized. These include instabilities (both material and geometric), normal stress effects, non-uniqueness, bifurcations and stress singularities. A variety of illustrative boundary value problems will be discussed which exhibit some of the foregoing features. Both physical and mathematical implications considered. The results are applicable to rubber-like and biological materials and the theory serves as a prototype for more elaborate nonlinear theories of mechanics of continuous media. Cross-listed as APMA 7140. Prerequisite: AM 6020.

Credits: 3