ASE 384/EM 388 Solid Mechanics I

Fall 2013

Problem Set #1 Due Date: September 16, 2013


1. Establish the following:

i)
ii) 2
iii) 6
ijk iqr jq kr jr kq
ijk ijr kr
ijk ijk
c c o o o o
c c o
c c
= ÷
=
=


2. If U and V are nonsingular second order tensors, show that

( ) ( )
1
1
1 1 1
i)
ii)
T
T
÷
÷
÷ ÷ ÷
=
= ¬ =
U U
UV W W V U


Therefore, for economy of notation, we may use
T ÷
U

3. Let T be a non-singular second order tensor.
i. Show that T
T
T is symmetric and positive definite.
ii. Show that these two tensors T
T
T and TT
T
have the same principal values.

4. If ¢ and ¢ are scalar fields and v is a vector field, show (using indicial notation) that

( ) ( )
( ) ( )
i) 0
ii)
iii)
¢
¢ ¢ ¢
¢ ¢ ¢
V×V =
V· = V· + · V
V× = V× + V ×
v v v
v v v


5. If v is a vector field and T is a two-tensor field, then show that

( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
T
i) 0
ii)
iii)
iv)
T
T
V×V =
V× V = V V×
V· V× = V× V·
V· = · V· + · V
v
v v
T T
T v v T T v




6. Let ( ) u x , ( ) E x and ( ) S x be a vector and two 2-tensor fields, respectively. These
fields are related by


( )
1
( )
2
T
= V +V E x u u (a)

( ) ( ) 2 tr µ ì = + S x E E 1 (b)

where ì and µ are constants. Suppose that

3
( )
b
r
=
x
u x , , 0 r = = x x (c)

and b is a constant. Use (a) to calculate the field ( ) E x corresponding to the field
( ) u x , and then use (b) to calculate the associated field ( ) S x . Thus verify that the
field ( ) S x corresponding to (c) satisfies the differential equation.

( ) 0 V· = S x

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