On tensors of elasticity

Jovo P. Jarić, Dragoslav Kuzmanović, Zoran Golubović

An objective of this paper is to reconcile the "symmetry" approach with the "symmetry groups" approach as these two different points of view presently coexist in the literature. Here we will be concerned exclusively with linearly elastic materials. The starting point for an analysis of the inherent symmetry of elastic materials is the notion of a symmetry transformation. Particularly, we paid attention to the compliance tensor for cubic and hexagonal crystals.