By Morton E. Gurtin

For the decade, the writer has been operating to increase continuum mechanics to regard relocating limitations in fabrics focusing, specifically, on difficulties of metallurgy. This monograph offers a rational remedy of the concept of configurational forces; it truly is an attempt to advertise a brand new perspective. incorporated is a presentation of configurational forces inside a classical context and a dialogue in their use in parts as varied as section transitions and fracture. The paintings could be of curiosity to fabrics scientists, mechanicians, and mathematicians.

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The fields q and y˚ transform according to q → q + a, y˚ → y˚ (4–6) under the change in material observer defined by (2–9), and according to y˚ → y˚ + w + ω × (y − o), q→q (4–7) under the change in spatial observer defined by (2–7) (cf. the consistency requirement as stated in Section 2d). b. Change in reference configuration b1. Stationary change in reference configuration Let κ be a smooth mapping X* (4–8) κ(X) of the reference body B onto a region B* κ(B) of Ematter , and let K ∇κ, J det K. (4–9) Then κ is a stationary change in reference if κ is one-to-one with J > 0.

Eshelby’s [1951] derivation is variational and presumes elasticity. 44 6. Thermodynamics. Relation Between Bulk Tension and Energy. Eshelby Identity d {internal entropy} ≥ {entropy flux induced by heating} dt in which, paralleling (6–3), the right sides include an accounting of the work and heat required to transfer material to P but make no explicit mention of flows of internal energy and internal entropy across ∂P . I consider the standard and configurational force systems supplemented by the classical thermodynamical fields, namely, the internal energy ε, the entropy η, the temperature T , the heat flux h, and the external heat supply r, and I define the free energy through ε − T η.

Fix a point X and let α and β denote scalar variables. Then ∂2 y(X + αa + βb) ∂β∂α ∂ F(X + βb) ∂β α β 0 β 0 a [(∇F(X))b]a. But (assuming that y is smooth) the order of the α and β differentiations is irrelevant, and this yields (1–23b). The result (1–23c) is the consequence of (1–23a) and (1–23b), because these relations imply the identity [(∇F)a]b [∇(F a)]b for all vectors b. ) Let T be a tensor and Λ a 3-tensor; then ΛT, a 3-tensor, and T:Λ, a vector, are defined by (ΛT)a Λ(T a), (1–24a) (T:Λ) · a T · (Λa) (1–24b) for all vectors a.