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About simple and pure shears

  1. Sep 23, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    The question is this: To show that a simple shear is equivalent to a pure shear if tan([tex]\alpha[/tex])=k-1/k.

    2. Relevant equations

    The simple shear is given by (ytan([tex]\alpha[/tex]),0) and the pure shear is (x(k-1), y(1/k-1))

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I thought that the solution may come up by calculating the strain tensor for each shear. However, they are quite different.

    I think that it has something to do with a rotation of the simple shear, but I do not know if it is correct.

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