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In our present paper, we approach the mixed problem with initial and boundary conditions, in the context of thermoelasticity without energy dissipation of bodies with a dipolar structure. Our first result is a reciprocal relation for the mixed problem which is reformulated by including the initial data into the field equations. Then, we deduce a generalization of Gurtin’s variational principle, which covers our generalized theory for bodies with a dipolar structure. It is important to emphasize that both results are obtained in a very general context, namely that of anisotropic and inhomogeneous environments, having a center of symmetry at each point.

This study is concerned with the linear elasticity theory for bodies with a dipolar structure. In this context, we approach transient elastic processes and the steady state in a cylinder consisting of such kind of body which is only subjected to some boundary restrictions at a plane end. We will show that at a certain distance d=d(t), which can be calculated, from the loaded plan, the deformation of the body vanishes. For the points of the cylinder located at a distance less than d, we will use an appropriate measure to assess the decreasing of the deformation relative to the distance from the loaded plane end. The fact that the measure, that assess the deformation, decays with respect to the distance at the loaded end is the essence of the principle of Saint-Venant.