Statistical Mechanics of Nonlinear Elasticity

O. Penrose

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


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


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