Centenary of two pioneering theories in mechanics

Isaac Elishakoff, Konstantin Y. Volokh

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This note discusses the Timoshenko–Ehrenfest beam theory and the Griffith fracture theory. Both were annunciated in the West in 1921, exactly a century ago. Much progress has been made in these fields. Discussing the deficiencies of the theories might pave way ahead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1896-1904
Number of pages9
JournalMathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Elasticity
  • Griffith
  • Timoshenko
  • beam theory
  • fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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