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The transformation of surface and volume elements from the reference to the present configuration is given by dv = JdV and da = JF-T dA. 3) the triple product of the vectors Fa, Fb and Fe. 9. Let dx = F dX and dy = F dY be two material line elements. Denote the unit vectors in the directions of these elements by ex,ey ( LAGRANGEan description) , ( EULERian description) . If dX and dY are parallel, then two normal strains, ldxl-ldXI ldXI cE := ldxl-ldXI ldxl 36 1. Basic Kinematics can be defined.
3, a and 09 -;:;---- =: 9d ' UXi i, 0: = 1, 2, 3 . g. g. momentum) or a tensor-valued variable. These are sometimes called material and spatial gradients. , the derivatives with respect to material coordinates with capital letters (Grad) to differentiate them from the spatial gradients (relative to the present configuration, grad). Analogous expressions will be introduced to exhibit the divergence of a vector or a tensor field in later sections. 21) whilst the material or substantial derivative with respect to time is given by d9 .
3) by stating that rotation follows stretch or stretch follows rotation. L Deformation gradient F Fig. 3. Polar decomposition of the deformation gradient, interpreted as t he compositional process of stretch followed by rotation or vice versa. Proof of the Polar Decomposition For the proof of this theorem some basic knowledge of linear algebra is necessary which is assumed to be known. The proof starts with the statement that C := FT F and B := F FT are symmetric and positive definite transformations (see Exercises) .