On electric body forces and Maxwell stresses in nonlinearly electroelastic solids

Bustamante, R., Dorfmann, A. and Ogden, R.W. (2009) On electric body forces and Maxwell stresses in nonlinearly electroelastic solids. International Journal of Engineering Science, 47(11-12), pp. 1131-1141. (doi:10.1016/j.ijengsci.2008.10.010)

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Abstract

We review in detail two concepts that appear in the theory that governs the interaction between electric fields and deformable media, namely the ‘Maxwell stress’ and the ‘total stress’. We focus on the quasi-static context, based on the force, couple and energy balance equations, with particular reference to boundary conditions. Equivalent formulations of the governing equations expressed in terms of different measures of stress are highlighted and connections with a principle of virtual work and a variational principle are noted.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ogden, Professor Raymond
Authors: Bustamante, R., Dorfmann, A., and Ogden, R.W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:International Journal of Engineering Science
Journal Abbr.:Int. J. Eng. Sci.
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0020-7225
Published Online:18 January 2009

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