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A complete theory of saturated nonlinear elasticity is formulated in terms of a relaxed energy function, whose existence and uniqueness are proved. Within this reversible context, it is shown that a normality rule for the post-saturated strains emerges naturally. Special consideration is given to...
Many locking devices consist of a rigid plug inserted into an annular cylindrical, rod-like body. In this paper, a one-dimensional model is developed for the resulting press-fit. This model assumes that the body is non-linearly elastic and is used to examine the mechanism by which the plug can be...