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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

A Note on Broken Pencil Points

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S. C. Cowin

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, La. 70118

J. Appl. Mech 50(2), 453-454 (Jun 01, 1983) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167059 History: Received June 01, 1982; Revised October 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

A stress analysis of a pencil writing tip at fracture is presented. It is an interesting illustration of combined axial and bending loading.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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