The rolling torus: Some elastic-plastic considerations

W. Johnson*, S. R. Reid

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A detailed analysis of some aspects of the rolling torus load limiter is made assuming an elastic-perfectly plastic model material. Cyclic loading and unloading are considered and particular attention is paid to the change of position in the torus section of the neutral axis and the elastic-plastic boundaries as the section is rotated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1974


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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