Engineering Transactions, 36, 4, pp. 599-609, 1988

The Torsion of a Nonhomogeneous Visco-Elastic Bar of Elliptic Cross-Section

A.S. El Karamany
Al-Fateh University, Mathematics Department, Tripoli
Libya

F.E. Kodsy
Al-Fateh University, Mathematics Department, Tripoli
Libya

An exact solution for a torsion problem of a nonhomogeneous visco-elastic bar of elliptic cross-section is presented. A method based on elastic-viscoelastic analogy is used to obtain the stress distribution in the cross-section of the bar. The numerical results show that the nonhomogeneity reduces the stress as compared to the homogeneous one.

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