REINFORCED OPENINGS IN PLASTICALLY DEFORMING PLATES: A FINITE-DIFFERENCE ANALYSIS

This investigation deals with the stress and strain distribution in a large plate containing a reinforced circular hole when loaded monotonically in uniaxial tension beyond the elastic range. The hole is reinforced with a cylindrical member which is symmetrical with respect to the plate to which it is continuously joined. Consideration is given to various degrees of plastic deformation of plate and reinforcement corresponding to various uniaxial tension loads. Whole-field analyses of the reinforcement in cylindrical co-ordinates and of the plate in plane polar co-ordinates are obtained by the finite-difference method in which the governing equilibrium equations are expressed in terms of displacements and plastic strains. Deformation theory of plasticity is employed. Limitations of the 'compact' reinforcement assumption result from the subsequent whole-field investigation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Budney, D
    • SVENSSON, N L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 118-129
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM