## A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity (Google eBook) |

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### Common terms and phrases

applied approximation Article axis beam bending body forces boundary conditions central-line centre centroid coefficients components of strain const constants coordinates corresponding cos2 couple cross-section curvature curve cylinder deflexion denote determined dilatation direction displacement ellipsoid elliptic equal equations of equilibrium equations of motion extension flexural formula free from traction given harmonic function Hooke's Law integral isotropic length linear elements load longitudinal Lord Kelvin Lord Rayleigh method middle surface normal sections obtained parallel Phil plane strain plate Poisson's ratio pressure principal axes prism problem quadratic function quantities radius right angles rigidity rotation satisfy the equations shearing strain shearing stress simple shear sin2 solid harmonics solution sphere statically equivalent strain-components strain-energy-function stress-components stress-couples stress-system surface tractions symmetry tangent tangential traction tension theorem theory torsion transformed twist unstrained unstressed values vanish velocity vibrations waves Young's modulus

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Page 2 - ... the power of any spring is in the same proportion with the tension thereof: that is, if one power stretch or bend it one space, two will bend it two, and three will bend it three, and so forward.

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Page 11 - One of the advantages of this method, of great importance, is, that we are necessarily led by the mere process of the calculation, and with little care on our part, to all the equations and conditions which are requisite and sufficient for the complete solution of any problem to which it may be applied.

Page 170 - ... the equilibrium state) acting through the displacements from the unstressed state to the state of equilibrium.

Page 42 - The strain quadric has the property that the reciprocal of the square of its central radius vector in any direction is proportional to the extension of a line in that direction. If the...