The Effect of Couple-Stress on Maximum Stress and Its Location Around Spherical Inclusions

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T. T. Wang

Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill, N. J.

J. Appl. Mech 37(3), 865-868 (Sep 01, 1970) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408625 History: Received December 22, 1969; Revised February 20, 1970; Online July 12, 2010


It is shown that, within the linear theory of elasticity, the couple-stresses not only affect the maximum stress in a medium containing a spherical inclusion but also tend to shift the location of the maximum stress from inside the medium to the interface.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
Topics: Elasticity , Stress
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