Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2008 Volume 35, Issue 1-3, Pages: 119-136
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On tensors of elasticity

Jarić Jovo P., Kuzmanović Dragoslav, Golubović Zoran

An objective of this paper is to reconcile the "symmetry" approach with the "symmetry groups" approach as these two different points of view presently coexist in the literature. Here we will be concerned exclusively with linearly elastic materials. The starting point for an analysis of the inherent symmetry of elastic materials is the notion of a symmetry transformation. Particularly, we paid attention to the compliance tensor for cubic and hexagonal crystals.

Keywords: linearly elastic materials, symmetry, tensors of elasticity, compliance tensor, cubic and hexagonal crystals