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Role of Kuhn-tucker Conditions in Elasticity Equations in Terms of Stresses


Medium: journal article
Language(s): lv 
Published in: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, , n. 2, v. 6
Page(s): 104-112
DOI: 10.3846/13921525.2000.10531573

Solution of the elasticity problem in terms of stresses leads to the stress vector six components, satisfying the Beltrami compatibility eqns and boundary conditions, evaluation. A direct integration of the nine differential eqns system in respect of the six stress components is difficult to realise practically. This is the reason why often the Casigliano variation principle to solve the boundary elasticity problem in terms of stresses is applied. An application of the above-mentioned principle ensures the satisfaction of all the six Saint-Venant strain compatibility eqns (see the works of Southwell, Kliushnikov, a.o.). Castigliano variation principle does not define the number of independent strain compatibility eqns. Thus, it is not clear whether the elasticity problem eqns system in terms of stresses is over-defined or not. The strain compatibility eqns for an ideal elastic body is investigated in the article by means of the mathematical programming theory. A mathematical model to evaluate the statically admissible stresses is formulated on the basis of complementary energy minimum principle. It is proved that the strain compatibility eqns mean the Kuhn-Tucker optimality conditions of the mathematical programming problem. The method to formulate the strain compatibility eqns in respect of the statically admissible stresses defining eqns formulation technique is revealed. The proposed method is illustrated to achieve the six component stresses vector in functional space for the three-dimension problem: usually the solution of the elasticity problem in terms of the stresses is realised via the nine eqns system integration. The Kuhn-Tucker conditions allowed to confirm an original but not usually applied Washizu conclusion about Cauchy geometrical compatibility eqns.

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