A decomposition theorem of motion

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A general motion is shown to be composed of an isochoric simple extension, a simple shear, a rotation and a pure dilatation. This helps to visualize a general motion in stages and to study the effect of the motion on the heat flux vector field. The result may also be regarded as a general decomposition theorem for tensors and matrices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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