Conformal Invariance and Conserved Quantities for Lagrange Equation of Thin Elastic Rod
Peng Wanga, Hui-Rong Feng b and Zhi-Mei Lou c
aSchool of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Jinan, Jinan, Shangdong, 250022, P.R. China
bCollege of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350002, P.R. China
cDepartment of Physics, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, 312000, P.R. China
Received: November 1, 2016
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Basing on the analytical mechanics methods, the Lagrangian equations of thin elastic rod is constructed. The definition of conformal invariance for the Lagrange mechanics of elastic rod is given. The criterions that conformal invariance of elastic rod is the Lie symmetry are obtained based on the Lie point transformation group. The structure equation and conserved quantity deduced from conformal invariance of elastic rod are constructed. Take twist rod as an example to illustrate the application of the results got in this paper.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.283
PACS numbers/topics: conformal invariance, Lie symmetry, conserved quantities, thin elastic rod, Lagrange equation