A generalization of Prandtl's and Spencer's solutions on axisymmetric viscous flow

Sergei Alexandrov, Yeau-Ren Jeng

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New analytical solutions for axisymmetric deformation of a viscous hollow circular cylinder on a rigid fibre are given. One of the solutions generalizes the famous Prandtl's solution for compression of a rigid perfectly plastic layer between two rough, parallel plates and the other is a modification of Spencer's solution for compression of an axisymmetric rigid perfectly plastic layer on a rigid fibre. All equations are satisfied exactly whereas some boundary conditions are approximated in a standard manner. Special attention is devoted to frictional interface conditions since these conditions result in additional limitations of the applicability of the solution when compared to that based on a rigid perfectly plastic models. In particular, difficulties with the convergence of numerical solutions under certain conditions can be explained with the use of results obtained. Therefore, the solutions can serve as benchmark problems for verifying numerical codes. The solutions are also adopted to predict the brittle fracture of fibres by means of an approach used in previous studies and confirmed by experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-449
Number of pages13
JournalArchive of Applied Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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