# Strain Tensor Component

1. Jan 30, 2010

### sol66

There's this equation e$$_{ij}$$ = $$\alpha$$$$_{ij}$$$$\Delta$$T + d'$$_{ijk}$$E$$_{k}$$ + Q'$$_{ijk}$$H$$_{k}$$ + s$$_{ijkl}$$ Sigma$$_{kl}$$, which is the strain tensor I'm asking about. All I want to know is what the component d'$$_{ijk}$$E$$_{k}$$ is called and what its physical meaning is. Thanks in advance

2. Jan 31, 2010

### Mapes

It would be nice if you could define your variable, if possible, but since $\bold{E}$ typically refers to an electric field, I'm guessing it's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrostriction" [Broken]).

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3. Jan 31, 2010

### sol66

Thanks, I'm sorry but I would define the variables if I could. The variables weren't defined for me either.