In this paper, we describe the nonlinear models of a rod in three-dimensional space based on the Cosserat theory. Using the pseudo-rigid body method and variational principle, we obtain the motion equations of a Cosserat rod including shear deformations.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (English Edition)|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2009|
- Cosserat theory
- Variational principle