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.
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