On Saint Venant ' S Principle

  title={On Saint Venant ' S Principle},
  author={Richard v. Mises},
The so-called principle of statically equivalent loads, due to Saint Venant, has been referred to for the last fifty years in almost all texts on elasticity. The statements in different books vary only slightly. Let us quote A. E. H. Love's Treatise on the mathematical theory of elasticity (4th éd., p. 132) : "According to this principle the strains that are produced in a body by the application, to a small part of its surface, of a system of forces statically equivalent to zero force and zero… CONTINUE READING