Master of Science
The order of the stress singularity at its vertex of a wedge of two bonded elastic media under longitudinal shear is solved by use of the Williams method. The similar problem of an elastic wedge bonded to a rigid foundation is also solved using the same method. Next, the problem of a cylindrical elastic media whose boundary is a polygon bonded to a rigid foundation and subjected to various types of longitudinal shear loads on its boundary is considered. A number of examples are worked out and expressions for contact stresses along the bonds are given.
Ballard, Walter C., "A critical study of the stress singularities of an elastic polygon under longitudinal shear" (1965). Theses and Dissertations. 3340.