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How to plot Stress distribution as polar plot - not typical polar

Asked by Y.Nadiree on 22 Jan 2013

Hi, I am trying to achieve a similar plot as shown on the cover of 'Anisotropic plates: Lekhnitskii' http://www.amazon.com/Anisotropic-Plates-S-Lekhnitskii/dp/0677206704 I have plotted the data using simple polar plot no problem but they vanish to a point. A scale factor would just enlarge everything but leave it as it is, its for visualization purpose mostly as I can get the actual figures from the data.

Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

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Shashank Prasanna on 22 Jan 2013

Could you please post some sample code you have written so we can understand what you means by vanish to a point and enlarge everything but leave it as it is

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Answer by bym on 23 Jan 2013

I think you mean that the polar plot converges to a point and does not represent the hole in the plate. Take a look a Teja's answer here and see if it gives you some ideas: http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/57420#answer_69611

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Answer by Y.Nadiree on 31 Jan 2013

Sorry for the late response, thanks for your help so far but unfortunately I managed to delete some of my dissertation files by accident from my usb including the matlab code. I have rewritten it but only the calculation parts and up to the standard polar plot so I cant include any useful code for this purpose and will have to delay it to make up for the time lost redoing some of my work.

I had done part of the solution and it was only a matter of extending it and I would have finished and posted the final code but here is what I had done in my notes:

This is fairly simple to implement so I wont ask you guys to do it for me, I just hoped it had been done before or their was a quick way of doing it.

Thanks

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