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Existence of solutions of plane traction problems for inextensible transversely isotropic elastic solids

L. W. Morland
1975 The Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society Series B Applied Mathematics  
A plane strain or plane stress configuration of an inextensible transversely isotropic linear elastic solid with the axis of symmetry in the plane, leads to a harmonic lateral displacement field in stretched coordinates. Various displacement and mixed displacement-traction boundary conditions yield standard boundary-value problems of potential theory for which uniqueness and existence of solutions are well established. However, the important case of prescribed tractions at each boundary point
more » ... ch boundary point gives a non-standard potential problem involving linking of boundary values at opposite ends of chords parallel to the axis of material symmetry. Uniqueness and existence of solutions, within arbitrary rigid motions, are now established for the traction problem for general domains.
doi:10.1017/s033427000000093x fatcat:csmicaqffrhe5iutlqpdskp4ku