Difference between revisions of "Isotropic"

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Isotropic simply means uniform in all directions. Because of this, an isotropic material is described as one in which the materials properties are the same in all crystallograohic directions.
 
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Uniformity in all directions. Properties are the same when measured in all directions.
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the material properties are independent of direction
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Isotropic materials are characterized by properties which are independent of direction in space. Physical equations involving isotropic materials must therefore be independent of the coordinate system chosen to represent them. The strain tensor is a symmetric tensor.
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Revision as of 01:25, 2 December 2009

Isotropic simply means uniform in all directions. Because of this, an isotropic material is described as one in which the materials properties are the same in all crystallograohic directions.