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A Conceptual Framework for Problems in Elastostatics

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journal contribution
posted on 01.03.2011, 00:00 by Walter Noll

In finite elasticity, the traditional local boundary-value problems are rarely appropriate. More often one has to consider non-local environmental loads. This paper gives a general description of schemes for formulating such non-local problems. Interesting examples are cavity problems, special cases of which are what I call basketball problems and tire problems. The actual solution to these problems I leave to future work.