Force of Extraction for a Cylinder Buried in Sand

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S. C. Cowin

Consultant to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Permanent Address: School of Engineering, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La. 70118

L. E. Trent

University of California, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, Calif. 94550

J. Appl. Mech 47(4), 969-971 (Dec 01, 1980) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3153829 History: Received March 01, 1980; Revised May 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


Lower bounds are derived for the force needed to extract a cylinder from a larger cylinder when the annular region between the two cylinders contains a granular material.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
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