A Total Lagrangian based method for recovering the un-deformed configuration in finite elasticity

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Abstract

© 2014. The problem of finding the un-deformed configuration of an elastic body, when the deformed configuration and the loads are known, occurs in many engineering applications. Standard solution methods for such problems include conservation laws based on Eshelby's energy-momentum tensor and re-parameterization of the standard equilibrium equations. In this paper we present a different method for solving such problems, based on a re-parameterization of the nodal forces using the Total Lagrangian formulation. The obtained nonlinear system of equations describing equilibrium can be solved using either Newton-Raphson or an explicit dynamic relaxation algorithm. The solution method requires only minor modifications to similar algorithms designed for forward motion calculations. Several examples involving large deformations and different boundary conditions and loads are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3913-3923
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Volume39
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015

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