The present paper is intended to show the close interrelationship between non-linear models of solids, produced with additive manufacturing, and models of solids with distributed defects. The common feature of these models is the incompatibility of local deformations. Meanwhile, in contrast with the conventional statement of the problems for solids with defects, the distribution for incompatible local deformations in additively created deformable body is not known a priori, and can be found from the solution of the specific evolutionary problem. The statement of the problem is related to the mechanical and physical peculiarities of the additive process. The specific character of incompatible deformations, evolved in additive manufactured solids, could be completely characterized within a differential-geometric approach by specific affine connection. This approach results in a global definition of the unstressed reference shape in non-Euclidean space. The paper is focused on such a formalism. One more common factor is the dataset which yields a full description of the response of a hyperelastic solid with distributed defects and a similar dataset for the additively manufactured one. In both cases, one can define a triple: elastic potential, gauged at stress-free state, and reference shape, and some specific field of incompatible relaxing distortion, related to the given stressed shape. Optionally, the last element of the triple may be replaced by some geometrical characteristics of the non-Euclidean reference shape, such as torsion, curvature, or, equivalently, as the density of defects. All the mentioned conformities are illustrated in the paper with a non-linear problem for a hyperelastic hollow ball.
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