Originally Posted by xenolith
I do think that that is happening too, but I actually did mean it the way I wrote it; it describes, just like I wrote, the re-alignment of fibers, much like a Chinese finger toy, from orientations more normal to the stress vector to orientations more coincident with the stress vector, thereby achieving strain relief; rather than strain, they re-orient.
Please don’t lose track of the last thing I wrote though; But I could be wrong :) .
Ah, so like a Cauchy traction vector/stress tensor.
And I haven’t forgotten, more people should make that concession. :)