hoop tension

hoop tension

The horizontal tension around the lower part of a dome.
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This subjects the core to triaxial compression, whereas the steel tube experiences vertical compression and lateral hoop tension (the radial stress of the steel tube is small enough to be neglected).
Hoop tension triangular, soil pressure uniform, and edge free.
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To prevent spokes from working in their sockets, or tenons, during cyclic loading, it is necessary to apply enough hoop tension at the rim to keep the entire assembly in radial compression.