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Foundations of/ Background to the Method

Review of basic elasticity.


Strain energy.
Variational theorems: Concept of minimum potential energy.
The Ritz method.
Review of Basic Elasticity
Shearing causes distortions of original shape of the solid so shear
strain can be defined as: the change in angle of an angle that was
originally a right angle

The strain-displacement relationship

Where
For 3D deformation
of a homogeneous,
isotropic, linearly
elastic material

So

Where D is the
material property
matrix:
In x-direction

So and
Strain Energy
Recapping...
Variational theorems: Concept of minimum potential energy
Example
The Ritz method