Torsion of elastic cylinders in contact

N. J. Freeman*, L. M. Keer

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The torsion of two finite, coaxial, circular cylinders, of dissimilar materials, in contact, is considered. The surface of contact is assumed to consist of two parts: an exterior region of slip and an interior region of adhesion. Assuming that slip has progressed a sufficient amount, an analytical expression is given relating the angle of twist with the constant shear stress (assumed) in the slip region, necessary to eliminate a singularity in stress. The special case of an external crack, corresponding to zero shear stress in the slip region, is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-808
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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