A full field solution for an anisotropic elastic plate with a hole perturbed from an ellipse

Meng Ling Hsieh, Chyanbin Hwu

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A full-field solution for an infinite anisotropic plate containing a hole perturbed from an ellipse subjected to uniform loading at infinity is derived with Stroh formalism. With perturbation technique, the solution is expanded into a series with reference to the solution of the elliptical hole problem. Through the traction-free condition on the hole boundary, the unknown coefficients of the series are solved using the method of analytical continuation. The explicit full-field solution up to the first order and its corresponding explicit expression of the hoop stress along the hole boundary is presented. Numerical examples with different hole shapes (triangle, quadrilateral, oval, and pentagon), material types (isotropic, orthotropic, and anisotropic), and loading types (in-plane stresses and anti-plane shear) are provided. The results along the hole boundary and in the full field are verified with existing solution and commercial finite element software ANSYS. Through this verification, we conclude that although the hoop stress along the hole boundary provided by the existing analytical solutions is correct, their associated full-field solutions are incorrect because of the non-conformal mapping functions. The solutions presented in this paper are the first verified correct full-field analytical solutions published in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104823
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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