Cover: On the strength of fine wires.

On the strength of fine wires.

Published 1957

by Francis Reynolds Shanley

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A theory concerned with the exceptionally high tensile strength of fine wires. The theory assumes that the "core" material of the wire slips at nominal stress, while the "skin" slips only at very high tensile stress. In very fine wires the fraction of total cross section represented by the "skin" becomes large enough to increase appreciably the tensile strength of the wire. Suggestions for further research and testing are given.

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