Indexed on: 01 Aug '95Published on: 01 Aug '95Published in: Journal Of Elasticity
Under consideration is the problem of flexure of compressible nonlinearly elastic rectangular blocks. The discussion is confined to deformations describing the bending of a rectangular block into a sector of a circular cylindrical tube. The predictions based upon the well-known semilinear material model are investigated. Addressed, in particular, are some problems concerning the existence, uniqueness and stability of solutions to specific boundary value problems.