A Note on Günther’s Analysis of Couple Stress

  • E. Reissner
  • F. Y. M. Wan
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The following considerations are concerned with Günther’s form of couple stress theory [1]. While the observations which follow were made without knowledge of the earlier work1, they are offered here as a supplement to it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Reissner
    • 1
  • F. Y. M. Wan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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