Wedge loaded transversely by a concentrated load[edit | edit source]
A wedge of infinite length with a concentrated load per
unit wedge thickness at the vertex. Plane stress/strain.
Wedge loaded transversely by a concentrated load
The stress field in the wedge.
From the Flamant solution, we know that the stress field in the wedge is
The constants and can be found by using the equilibrium
Hence, the stresses are