Elastic wedge loaded by two forces at the tip
- This problem is also self-similar (no inherent length scale).
- All quantities can be expressed in the separated-variable form .
- The stresses vary as (the area of action of the force decreases with increasing ). How about a conical wedge ?
From Michell's solution, pick terms containing in the stresses.
Therefore, from Tables,
From traction BCs, .
Special Case : , [edit | edit source]
The displacements are