A Comprehensive Mathematical Study on Elastic Strain Energy and Complementary Strain Energy

  • Swamy H.C.M., Prince Arulrag G.


To study the behavior of structures we are using Load v/s displacement characteristic values of particular structures in analysis. The displacement of loaded structures can be evaluated by using different methods and one among that is strain energy method. It is an internal energy developed against the deformation due to applied loads. The strain energy is divided in to elastic strain energy and complementary strain energy. Here an attempt is made to evaluate both the energies by simple graphical and mathematical models.