A note on some new classes of constitutive relations for elastic bodies Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2014 The Authors. The class of elastic bodies, that is bodies incapable of dissipation in whatever motion that they undergo, has been significantly enlarged recently (see Rajagopal 2003, On implicit constitutive theories. Appl. Math., 48, 279-319; Rajagopal 2007, The elasticity of elasticity. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 58, 309-317; Rajagopal, K. R. & Srinivasa, A. R. 2007, On the response of non-dissipative solids. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 463, 357-367). The new classes include fully implicit constitutive relations for the stress and the deformation gradient, and the interesting sub-class wherein the Cauchy-Green tensor or the linearized strain tensor bears a non-linear relationship to the stress. While a fully thermodynamic treatment of such elastic bodies, when defined through implicit constitutive relations between the Piola stress and the Green-St. Venant strain, within a 3D framework has been carried out (see Rajagopal, K. R. & Srinivasa, A. R. 2007, On the response of non-dissipative solids, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 463, 357-367), other possible implicit relationships between other stress and kinematic measures have not been investigated. This paper is devoted to the determination of the consequences of thermodynamics on the new class of elastic bodies, when they are expressed through implicit relations for different stress and stretch/strain measures.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Bustamante, R., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • October 2015