Document Type : Research Paper


Dept of Civil Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria


In this work, the Mellin transform method was used to obtain solutions for the stress field components in two dimensional (2D) elasticity problems in terms of plane polar coordinates. the Mellin transformation was applied to the biharmonic stress compatibility equation expressed in terms of the Airy stress potential function, and the boundary value problem transformed to an algebraic  problem which was solved to obtain the Mellin transformed Airy stress potential function. The Mellin transform was similarly used to obtain the Mellin transformed stress field components. The use of Mellin transform inversion formula yielded the solutions to the 2D elasticity problem in the physical space domain variables. Specific illustration was considered of the solution by using the Mellin transform method for the Flamant problem and the Mellin transform solutions found to agree with solutions from the literature.


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Volume 50, Issue 1
June 2019
Pages 174-181
  • Receive Date: 19 March 2019
  • Revise Date: 30 April 2019
  • Accept Date: 16 May 2019