The stress developed in an elastic cylinder of finite length undergoing thermal expansion with one end clamped is expressed in terms of a series expansion of a biharmonic function, appropriate derivatives of which give the displacements and stresses within the cylinder. The coefficients in this series are determined by a least-squares fit to the boundary conditions at the ends of the cylinder and values of the stress on various surfaces are found as functions of the height-to-radius ratio. All components of the stress tensor become infinite at the circumference on the clamped end. A tabulation is included of quantities of interest in any cylindrical problem in which the curved surface is a free surface.
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