Abstract

Using the usually accepted assumption that the strain rate of a material undergoing creep is given by the product of the stress deviator and a function of the shear-strain energy, and assuming constant density, equations are derived for the creep stresses in a thick-walled tube under internal pressure for a generalized form of the shear strain-energy function. It is shown that these reduce to previously published equations on the substitution of a power law stress-strain rate equation. The nonisothermal case is considered also and creep-stress equations are obtained in a similarly generalized form.

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