OOF2: The Manual
CubicRank4Tensor — Representations of a cubic 4th rank tensor.
Subclasses are listed as they appear in the GUI and (in parentheses) as they appear in scripts.
CubicRank4TensorCij) -- Explicit representation in terms of tensor components.
CubicRank4TensorLame) -- Cubic rank 4 tensor in terms of Lame coefficients.
E and nu (
CubicRank4TensorEnu) -- Cubic rank 4 tensor in terms of Young's modulus and Poisson ratio.
Bulk and Shear (
CubicRank4TensorBulkShear) -- Cubic rank 4 tensor in terms of bulk and shear moduli.
CubicRank4Tensor represents rank 4
tensor properties with cubic rotational symmetry, such as
cubic elasticity. The cubic rank 4 tensor has three
independent components, as shown in Figure 6.55. Because the elasticity
literature uses many different representations of these two
components, OOF2 allows you to enter the tensor in a variety of
The word “rank” has different meanings in different fields. Here it means the number of indices on a tensor. is a rank 4 tensor.