ELASTOSTATIC LOAD-TRANSFER TO A HALF-SPACE FROM A PARTIALLY EMBEDDED AXIALLY LOADED ROD
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
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This investigation is concerned with the diffusion of an axial load from a bar of arbitrary uniform cross-section that is immersed in, up to a finite depth, and bonded to a semi-infinite solid of distinct elastic properties. The bar is perpendicular to the plane boundary of the embedding medium. The determination of the desired resultant force in the submerged bar- segment is reduced to a Fredholm integral equation by means of an approximative scheme developed and tested earlier in connection with a more elementary three- dimensional load-transfer problem. Extensive numerical results illustrating the decay of the bar-force, appropriate to various choices of the governing geometric and material parameters, are presented for the particular case of a bar of circular cross-section.
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