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A Note on the Limit Definition of Concentrated Loads

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H. J. Chu

 Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Peking University, Beijing 100971, P. R. China and  College of Hydraulic Science and Engineering, University, 225009, P. R. China

M. Z. Wang

 Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. Chinae-mail: wangminz@pku.edu.cn

J. Appl. Mech 72(3), 418-421 (Sep 27, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1875472 History: Received April 18, 2004; Revised September 27, 2004

Based on Sternberg and Eubanks' limit definition of concentrated loads, an improved definition is proposed. The polar-symmetry example is given to show that the new definition is more reasionable. Sternberg and Eubanks' attractive counter-example is reconsidered.

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Topics: Force , Stress , Displacement
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