Elasticity with Hierarchical Disarrangements: A Field Theory That Admits Slips and Separations at Multiple Submacroscopic Levels

Luca Deseri, David R. Owen

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Abstract

The complexity and variety of geometrical changes in physical systems at submacroscopic levels has led to various approaches to the broadening of the classical theory of finite elasticity. One approach, the field theory “elasticity with disarrangements”, employed the multiscale geometry of structured deformations in order to incorporate the effects of disarrangements such as slips and separations at a single submacroscopic level on the macroscopic response of a continuous body. This article extends that field theory by enriching the underlying geometry so as to include the effects of disarrangements at more than one submacroscopic level. The resulting field theory broadens the scope of this approach, sharpens the description of the physical nature of dissipative mechanisms that can arise, and increases the variety of systems of contact forces that can serve as boundary loadings for a body that evolves via multiscale geometrical processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-182
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Elasticity
Volume135
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2019

Keywords

  • Disarrangements
  • Elasticity
  • Field theory
  • Hierarchies
  • Multiscale geometry
  • Structured deformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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