A fundamental solution for a transversely isotropic elastic space

Jiann Quo Tarn, Yung Ming Wang

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The fundamental problem of a point force acting in the interior of an unbounded transversely isotropic elastic space is reconsidered and formulated in cylindrical coordinates (r, θ, z). Navier-Cauchy equations are solved by Fourier transform with respect to θ in conjunction with the Hankel transforms of appropriate order with respect to r. A closed-form solution is obtained with the well-known Kelvin solution as a special case. The direct and systematic derivation can be easily extended to other problems of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan

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