Accession Number:

AD0671999

Title:

AN INVESTIGATION OF SAINT-VENANT'S PRINCIPLE IN THE SEMI-INFINITE STRIP.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE