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Stress concentrations around openings in transversely isotropic shells

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A method of investigating stress concentrations around openings in shells made of a transversely isotropic material (oriented glass-reinforced plastic [5]) is described. The use of a Timoshenko-type theory makes it possible to take into account the effect of tangential shearing stresses and the anisotropy of the elastic properties of the shell in a direction normal to the middle surface. A complex form of the resolvents of this theory, constructed in [6], is employed.

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Physicomechanical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, L'vov. L'vov Franko State University. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 6, pp. 1076–1081, November–December, 1970.

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Pelekh, B.L., Lun, E.I. Stress concentrations around openings in transversely isotropic shells. Polymer Mechanics 6, 935–940 (1970). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00856909

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  • Anisotropy
  • Shear Stress
  • Complex Form
  • Stress Concentration
  • Elastic Property