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Title:Energy method for certain second order effect with application to torsion of elastic bars under tension
Author(s):Shield, Richard T.
Subject(s):Elastic Bars
Abstract:When a mechanical system has a potential energy, it is a simple matter to show that if the generalized force corresponding to a coordinate p is known to first order in p for a range of the other coordinates of the system, then the other generalized forces can be found immediately to second order in p , without requiring a second-order analysis of the system. By this method the second-order change in the axial force when a finitely extended elastic cylinder is twisted is found from the first order value of the twisting moment. Numerical results for a realistic form of the strain energy function for an incompressible material suggest that the second-order expression for the axial force is very accurate for a wide range of twist for circular cylinders of rubber-like materials extended 100% or more.
Issue Date:1979-05
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 433
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1979 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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