Published in Archives of Comp. Meths. Engng., Vol. 25 (4), pp. 919–963, 2018
doi: 10.1007/s11831-017-9245-0


This is part of an article series on a variational framework for continuum mechanics based on the Finite Increment Calculus (FIC). The formulation utilizes high order derivatives of the classical fields of continuum mechanics integrated over control regions to construct stabilizing modification terms. Fields may include displacements, body forces, strains, stresses, pressure and volumetric strains. To support observer-invariant FIC formulations, we have catalogued field transformation equations as well as sets of linear and quadratic invariants of fields and of their derivatives up to appropriate order. Attention is focused on the two-dimensional case of a body in plane strain under the drilling-rotation transformation group. Results are presented for displacement and body-force derivatives of orders up to 4, and for stress, strain, pressure and volumetric strain derivatives of order up to 3. The material assembled here is self-contained because this catalog is believed to be useful beyond FIC applications; for example gradient-based, nonlocal constitutive models of multiscale mechanics and physics that involve finite characteristic dimensions analogous to FIC steplengths.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11831-017-9245-0
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