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The reduced form enables us also, in principle, to reduce the number of tests needed to determine the response functional QK by observation. Indeed, consider pure stretch histories: Rr = 1. If we know the stress T corresponding to an arbitrary homogeneous pure stretch history Ur, we have a relation of the form T = QK (U')By (5) we then know T for all deformation histories. Alternatively, consider irrotational histories: W = 0. 2-1 l)i with W set equal to 0. If we know the stress corresponding to an arbitrary irrotational history, by putting the corresponding values of R into (5) we can again determine QK.

6-5) connecting the gradients with respect to two reference configurations K\ and /C2. 3-4) Since P is the gradient of the transformation from K\ to ^2, it is constant in time, and the right-hand side of (4) gives T as a functional of the history F2 of the deformation gradient with respect to KI* Thus, if we write K in (3) as K\ , and if we set GK2(F) = GKl(Fn 0-3-5) we see that a relation of the form (3) holds again if we take K2 as reference. Therefore, we may speak of a simple material without mentioning any particular reference configuration, and usually we do not write the subscript K onQ.

5-1) where y is a frame-indifferent scalar function. 1 Prove that y(F) is frame indifferent if and only if y(F) - y(U). 5-3) 38 3. Constitutive Equations and Internal Constraints where A is a scalar function, and every such equation expresses a frame-indifferent simple constraint. If we differentiate (3) with respect to time for a fixed particle, we obtain k = tr[acA(C)C] - 0. 5-4) C(r) = F(r) r F(r) = F(f) r Q(r)F(f). 5-7) Hence (4) becomes for all nonsingular F and all symmetric D. Conversely, if (7) holds at each instant for the particle in question, (4) follows from it by integration.

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