stress function

stress function

[′stres ‚fəŋk·shən]
(mechanics)
A single function, such as the Airy stress function, or one of two or more functions, such as Maxwell's or Morera's stress functions, that uniquely define the stresses in an elastic body as a function of position.
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Over time, these patterns of stress function should result in longer telomere length.
where [sigma](t) is time-dependent stress function, [B.
For the convenience of solving dynamic equations, a stress function [phi](x, y, t) is introduced to eliminate the in-plane displacements ([u.
where u (x, y) is the stress function, G is the shear modulus, while [partial derivative] is the angle of twist per unit length of a bar.
The governing equilibrium equations of a plate undergoing large deflection can be expressed in terms of the transverse displacement w and a stress function F or in terms of w and the in-plane displacements u and v.
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This can be either a Neumann boundary value problem for the warping function, or for Prandtl's stress function.
Airy's stress function method is applicable to the analytical development of the thermoelastic field.
1], longitudinal stress function in stretched sheet.
of Arizona) explains the elastic crack model, energy balance, the effect of plasticity, the J-integral, fatigue crack growth, stress intensity factors for some practical crack geometries, numerical analysis, the Westergaard stress function and advanced topics such as stress irregularities at crack corners, fracture toughness and the strength of brittle matrix composites, and dynamic effects.