Stress Analysis of Cracked Rectangular Beams

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R. A. Westmann

College of Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.

W. H. Yang

Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

J. Appl. Mech 34(3), 693-701 (Sep 01, 1967) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3607763 History: Received November 09, 1966; Online September 14, 2011


This paper is concerned with the solution of mixed boundary-value problems arising from the longitudinal shear and Saint-Venant torsion and flexure of cracked prismatic beams. The members considered have a rectangular cross section with planar edge cracks extending the length of the beam. The problem is reduced to a pair of dual-series equations, the solution of which is obtained by a method due to Sneddon and Srivastav [1]. Numerical results are presented for a variety of quantities of physical interest.

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