The plane traction problem for a composite wedge formed from two identical orthotropic wedges is solved by use of the complex function representation of the plane solution for anisotropic materials in conjunction with the Mellin transform. As a preliminary to this solution the traction problem for a single unsymmetrical orthotropic wedge is also studied. For both problems the stress concentration at the wedge apex is examined and the dependence of the order of the singularity on the wedge angle and material constants is exhibited graphically.

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