Stress Distribution in a Circular Plate with Concentrated Radial Loadings

This Demonstration treats a well-known problem in the theory of elasticity. The stress distribution in a disk or cylinder loaded in the radial direction is plotted as the components of the stress and shear tensors and are varied, showing beautiful stress distributions.


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When the three equal tensile forces are applied:
Snapshot 1: distribution of stress component
Snapshot 2: distribution of stress component
Snapshot 3: maximum shear stress distribution
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