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It is shown that displacement calculations for two classical ‘chestnuts’ – thick cylinders and spheres under internal and external pressures – present results that are not easily anticipated. Thus, such analyses provide an interesting opportunity for students (and teachers) taking elementary and advanced courses in the strength of materials to explore and perhaps enhance their physical intuition.
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Dym, Clive L. and Williams, Harry E., "Exploring Physical Intuition in Elementary Pressure Vessels" (2007). All HMC Faculty Publications and Research. 965.