Vol 66, No 3 (2014)

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Fractional continua for linear elasticity

W. Sumelka, T. Blaszczyk

Arch. Mech. 66 (3), 147-172, 2014

Keywords: non-local models; fractional calculus


Fractional continua is a generalisation of the classical continuum body. This new concept shows the application of fractional calculus in continuum mechanics. The advantage is that the obtained description is non-local. This natural non-locality is inherently a consequence of fractional derivative definition which is based on the interval, thus variates from the classical approach where the definition is given in a point. In the paper, the application of fractional continua to one-dimensional problem of linear elasticity under small deformation assumption is presented.

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