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Bending of cylindrical wire

  1. Jul 14, 2010 #1

    I came across a piece of maths with which I am struggling to find info on. It has to do with the stress induces in a cylindrical shaped wire (nanowire to be precise).
    The article where the maths appear is attached. The specific problem is in equations 12 through 13.

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  3. Jul 15, 2010 #2
    Can you be more specific about what you are not understanding in those equations?
  4. Jul 15, 2010 #3
    I don't know how they derived it. Is it standard equations?
  5. Jul 15, 2010 #4
  6. Jul 15, 2010 #5
    Great, thanks for that. Seeing as I am an electrical engineer, I know nothing of these things!
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