Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Influence of couple-stresses on stress concentrations

Main features of cosserat theory are reviewed by lecturer and some recent solutions of the equations, for cases of stress concentration around small holes in elastic solids, are described
  • R. D. Mindlin
The William M. Murray lecture, 1962


Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Stress Concentration 
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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Mindlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkN. Y.

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