Hyper-stresses in k -Jet Field Theories

Reuven Segev, Jędrzej Śniatycki

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For high-order continuum mechanics and classical field theories configurations are modeled as sections of general fiber bundles and generalized velocities are modeled as variations thereof. Smooth stress fields are considered and it is shown that three distinct mathematical stress objects play the roles of the traditional stress tensor of continuum mechanics in Euclidean spaces. These objects are referred to as the variational hyper-stress, the traction hyper-stress and the non-holonomic stress. The properties of these three stress objects and the relations between them are studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-483
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Elasticity
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2019


  • Classical field theories
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Fiber bundle
  • High order continuum mechanics
  • Hyper-stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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