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Numerical Determination Of Dynamic Stress Concentration Factors For An Axially Loaded Strut With Elliptical And Notch Discontinuities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP030101

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

406 kb

Author(s)

B. Arnold, W. Altenhof & N. Zamani

Abstract

Numerical determination of dynamic stress concentration factors for an axially loaded strut with elliptical and notch discontinuities B. Arnold, W. Altenhof & N. Zamani Department of Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada. Abstract Numerical modeling, simulation, and analysis of axial struts (with geometrical discontinuities) subjected to dynamic loading conditions is the focus of this paper. Understanding how geometrical discontinuities influence the stress distribution withn a structural member is critical for design applications. Furthermore, understanding how axial struts perform under dynamic loading conditions is critical in the design of automobiles, airplanes, and a large number of potentially dynamically loaded structures. A large amount of research investigating static loading conditions of struts with geometrical discontinuities has been conducted. With the development of finite element codes, numerical dynamic analyses can be completed much

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