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Strain tensor
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Strain tensor

The strain tensor is a symmetric tensor defined by the equation:

Where u represents the displacement field of the object's configuration (i.e. the difference between the object's configuration and its natural state). It is used to quantify the strain of an object undergoing a 3-dimensional deformation.

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