The Singularity at the Apex of a Rigid Wedge Embedded in a Nonlinear Material

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J. M. Duva

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903

J. Appl. Mech 55(2), 361-364 (Jun 01, 1988) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3173683 History: Received April 27, 1987; Revised December 03, 1987; Online July 21, 2009


The singular behavior of the stress and strain fields at the apex of a square rigid wedge embedded in a nonlinear material under plane-strain conditions is described. Both a power law and a bilinear law for the nonlinear material are considered.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
Topics: Wedges , Stress , Plane strain
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