On the Theory of Rods. Part II. Developments by Direct Approach.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The paper, which may be regarded as a companion to part 1 under the same title, is concerned with some aspects of both the nonlinear and the linear theories of elastic rods by a direct approach based on the theory of a Cosserat curve with two directors. Special attention is given to the development of the linear isothermal theory of straight isotropic rods of variable cross-section possessing two axes of symmetry. The resulting system of equations, which are applicable to rods of non-uniform section, separate into those appropriate for extensional, torsional and flexural modes of deformation. Application of these results to torsion and flexure of non-uniform rods are considered, and the problem of identification of constitutive coefficients for rods of uniform cross-section is dealt with at some length. Author