Saint Venant's principle

Saint Venant's principle

[‚sän·və′nänz ′prin·sə·pəl]
(mechanics)
The principle that the strains that result from application, to a small part of a body's surface, of a system of forces that are statically equivalent to zero force and zero torque become negligible at distances which are large compared with the dimensions of the part.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This approach is based on the Saint Venant's principle [5,10,12], which is originally applied in the elasticity's theory.

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