AN INVESTIGATION OF SAINT-VENANT'S PRINCIPLE IN THE SEMI-INFINITE STRIP.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A generalized Fourier expansion is employed to obtain a numerical interpretation of Saint-Venants principle. The investigation is made for stress and displacement boundary conditions on an end-loaded semi-infinite elastic strip with a Poisson ratio of 13. Continuous and concentrated loads in both symmetric and antisymmetric configurations are considered. Saint-Venants sufficiently far distances are obtained for six specific cases and trends are noted. No attempt is made to study in detail the convergence of the series expansion. A comparison is made between the exact solution and the elementary beam theory solution of the deflection of a fixed-end beam in flexure. Author
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