The relation between the vector operator curl and rotation in fluids and vector fields is treated thoroughly in many texts. And the uniform (pure or simple) shear of a solid is adequately described by the strain tensor. I'd like to put the two together.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My guess is that an alternative description of shear might exist in terms of some kind of integral of curl along a straight line, but I haven't yet found any mention of such an alternative in texts on elasticity, or in others about vector operators. I'd appreciate being pointed to a web accessible treatment, if it exists --- or at least having it explained why my guess is impossibly wrong. Can anybody help?

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# Is any relation between curl and uniform shear available?

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