Intro to Volumetric and Deviatoric Behavior — Lesson 1

The icing on the cake is both delicious and visually appealing. The cake frosting is generally squeezed through a bake tip for decorating cakes. Any baking expert would insist on how important the texture of the frosting is to good control over the cake decoration. But is this just a baking myth or is there a scientific reason to it?


We go to bed every night to get some much-needed sleep so we can prepare ourselves to conquer the world again the following morning. But waking up with back pain is not helping our cause. Is there a way to fix this issue?


Although these issues are unrelated, they do share one common thing: volumetric material behavior. In both cases, the ability of the material to be able to change its volume is the key to performance. In this section, we'll introduce the concepts of volumetric behavior, which is nothing but the ability of the material to change its volume.


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Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.