Accession Number : AD0270231

Title :   ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Corporate Author : ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE ALA

Report Date : 26 JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A solution is presented for the stress distribution in an elliptical disk under compression by a concentrated load acting along either the major or minor axis. The solution assumed infinitesimal deformations in an isotropic, elastic, homogeneous medium and was obtained using the complex variable method as presented by N. I. Muskhelishvili. Numerical results are presented for the principal stresses on the major and minor axes for several different eccentricities. The solution has proven useful in the determination of the failure stresses in a bi-axial stress test based on the diametrical compression of elliptical disks. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELASTIC PROPERTIES, *MATERIALS, *STRESSES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE