JournalsrlmVol. 20 , No. 3DOI 10.4171/rlm/545

The relative power and its invariance

  • Paolo Maria Mariano

    Universita di Firenze, Italy
The relative power and its invariance cover


The relative power of actions in Cauchy bodies su¤ering mutations due to defect evolution is introduced. It is shown that its invariance under the action of the Euclidean group over the ambient space and the material space allows one to obtain (i) the balance of standard and configurational actions and (ii) the identification of configurational ingredients from a unique source.