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Elastic behaviour of matter under very high pressures - Uniform compression

Bhagavantam, S and Chelam, EV (1960) Elastic behaviour of matter under very high pressures - Uniform compression. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A, 52 (1). pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

In order to study the elastic behaviour of matter when subjected to very large pressures, such as occur for example in the interior of the earth, and to provide an explanation for phenomena like earthquakes, it is essential to be able to calculate the values of the elastic constants of a substance under a state of large initial stress in terms of the elastic constants of a natural or stress-free state. An attempt has been made in this paper to derive expressions for these quantities for a substance of cubic symmetry on the basis of non-linear theory of elasticity and including up to cubic powers of the strain components in the strain energy function. A simple method of deriving them directly from the energy function itself has been indicated for any general case and the same has been applied to the case of hydrostatic compression. The notion of an effective elastic energy-the energy require to effect an infinitesimal deformation over a state of finite strain-has been introduced, the coefficients in this expression being the effective elastic constants. A separation of this effective energy function into normal co-ordinates has been given for the particular case of cubic symmetry and it has been pointed out, that when any of such coefficients in this normal form becomes negative, elastic instability will set in, with associated release of energy.

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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 10:40
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 07:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28533

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