homogeneous strain

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The strain, distributed evenly throughout a body, which is produced when straight lines and parallel lines in an undeformed body remain straight and parallel as the body is deformed. There are three types of homogeneous strain, varying smoothly from one to the next: axially symmetrical extension; axially symmetrical shortening; and plane strain. See pure shear; and simple shear.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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