A brief discussion of relevant applications of the finite element method is presented, and two cases of relatively high stress concentration are considered. The powerful finite element method permits almost any problem of modern applied mechanics to be presented in a unified mathematical form suitable for solution on a digital computer. For a slot with semi-circular ends in a plate subjected to uniaxial stress, the stress concentration factors obtained numerically, by use of the finite element method, are compared with corresponding experimental results. The case of a corrugated hole in a plate under 1:1 biaxial stress is also examined, and stress concentration factors determined using the finite element approach are compared with exact values obtained by application of Muskhelishvili's method.

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    British Society for Strain Measurements

    281 Heaton Road
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 5QB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Laura, P A
    • Reyes, J A
    • Rossi, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
  • Serial:
    • Strain
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: British Society for Strain Measurements
    • ISSN: 0039-2103

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM