Author: Youssef F. Rashed, Dept. of Structural Engineering, Cairo University, Giza Egypt


In previous tutorials, we discussed different methods for deriving the displacement fundamental solutions for some types of operators. In this tutorial, detailed steps for the derivation of the traction kernels are discussed. The traction kernels for the two- and three-dimensional elasticity equations are considered herein; whereas, in the next tutorial we will discuss the derivation of the generalized traction kernels for the plate bending problem according to the Riessner theory.