Statistical Mechanics of Nonlinear Elasticity

#### O. Penrose

2002, v.8, Issue 2, 351-364

ABSTRACT

A method is suggested for defining a deformation-dependent free energy in microscopic terms for a deformed elastic solid and applied to a simple microscopic model of such a solid. Some of the convexity and continuity properties of this free energy function are derived.

Keywords: nonlinear elasticity,restricted ensembles in statistical mechanics