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Some Observations on Reference Stresses, Skeletal Points, Limit Loads and Finite Elements

  • R. G. Anderson
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)

Summary

The Reference Stress/Skeletal Point concept is defined for a beam cross-section and the definition used to reconcile a number of approaches by other workers. Whilst the Limit Load Reference Stress for a constant moment beam is essentially powerful the paper goes on to bring out its limitations for structures (e.g. a uniform cantilever) where a range of Reference Stresses may be more appropriate than a single stress and for structures which are stressed internally. The solutions evolved may assist future development of Best Estimate solutions using Reference Stress/Skeletal Point techniques.

Keywords

Internal Stress Creep Rate Creep Test Limit Load Reference Stress 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Springfields Nuclear LaboratoryUKAEAPreston, LancashireEngland

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