Engineering Transactions, 25, 1, pp. 173-181, 1977

The Effect of Couple-Stresses on Stress Concentration Around a Rigid Circular Inclusion in a Half-Plane Under Tension

S. Itou
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Hachinohe

The two-dimensional linearised theory of couple-stress elasticity has been applied to investigate the stress distribution in a half-plane having a perfectly rigid circular inclusion. Simple tension acts in parallel to the plane boundary. The solution is illustrated by some numerical results.

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