Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)



On completion of this TLP you should:

  • Understand what a tensor is
  • Be familiar with some of the applications of tensors to Material Science
  • Understand the significance of the representation surface of a tensor
  • Be able to find the principal values and axes of a tensor
  • Be able to transform tensors from one frame to another
  • Be able to use the representation surface for a second rank matter tensor to describe and calculate material properties as a function of direction