Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Capriz G., Mazzini G. Interactions between subbodies for complex materials. Internal note IEI-B4-29, 1995.
NolI's axiomatic method in continuum mechanics pro-. ceeds from the algebra of bodies and the properties of interactions (as objects in an appropriate linear space) to reach finally balance equations. When the material is complex and the order parameters are coordinate of points of a (non-linear) manifold, there seems to be no way of adapting this method. However, previous embedding of the manifold in a linear space (which is always possible) provides a possible escape route. The embedding may appear artificial, but, on the contrary, in some cases it enriches the model and leads to significant results. The case of nematic liquid crystals is treated in detail.

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