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The dynamics of Cosserat nets.

Gratus, J. and Tucker, R. W. (2003) The dynamics of Cosserat nets. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2003 (4). pp. 187-226. ISSN 1687-0042

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Abstract

A formulation of the dynamics of a collection of connected simple 1-dimensional Cosserat continua and rigid bodies is presented in terms of sections of an $\mathrm{SO}(3)$ fibration over a 1-dimensional net. A large class of junction conditions is considered in a unified framework. All the equations of motion and junction conditions are derived as extrema of a constrained variational principle on the net and are analysed perturbatively for structures with Kirchhoff constitutive properties. The whole discussion is based on the notion of a Cosserat net and its contractions obtained by taking certain limits that transform Cosserat elements to rigid structures. Generalisations are briefly discussed within this framework.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 10384
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2008 16:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10384

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