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Mechanical properties of materials and the object of description in gauge theories

Research paper by Yu. V. Grinyaev, N. V. Chertova

Indexed on: 01 Jul '98Published on: 01 Jul '98Published in: Technical Physics



Abstract

In the continuum theory of defects the total strain of an inelastic material can be represented by the sum of the reversible elastic strain associated with external loads, the compatible elastoplastic strain due to defects of the material, and the compatible plastic strain responsible for irreversible deformation of the material. The proposed scheme of separation of the strain into distinct components can be used to determine the physical significance of the inelastic properties of materials and the object of description of a gauge model representing a dynamical generalization of the continuum theory of defects.