The stresses in a flat circular ring with a through-cut
Wilhoit, J. C.
Master of Science
This thesis treats a new approach to the problem of a complete ring, with one cut, supported on one face of the cut and subjected to a non-self-equilibrating load. A standard method of approach makes use of the Fourier Integral. Professor J. N. Goodier of Stanford University suggested a multiple ring approach to Professor Wilhoit in 1953. Although Professor Wilhoit made a preliminary study, no comparison of the two methods was attempted. A study is made of the stresses in the flat circular ring with a through-cut subjected to an arbitrary load. It is shown by the solution of an example that certain problems can be treated by the multiple-ring method with greater ease than by the Fourier-integral method.