A photoelastic solution of the distribution of stresses around a centrally located elliptical hole in a plate of finite width subjected to uniform axial loading is presented in this paper. Stress distributions at the boundaries are given for a wide range of the parameters, and stress-concentration factors have been computed for the points of maximum tensile and of maximum compressive stress. Comparisons are made with available theoretical solutions. Some appreciable discrepancies are pointed out.
Issue Section:Design Data and Methods
Topics:Stress, Compressive stress, Stress concentration
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