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On the decay of end-effects due to self-equilibrated loads


This note compares the decay of end effects in anti-plane shear for a semi-infinite elastic strip under a self-equilibrated system of concentrated end-loads with the corresponding decay for a smoothly distributed self-equilibrated load.

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Knowles, J.K., Scott, R.F. On the decay of end-effects due to self-equilibrated loads. J Elasticity 41, 73–76 (1995).

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