Singular stresses near apex of wedge by finite element analysis

Chung De Chen, Ching Hwei Chue

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Based on the theoretical solution of stress singularity order, the corresponding stress intensity factors for a one or two-bonded wedge, under mechanical or thermal load, is determined using the finite element approach. The r (λ is real or complex) and ln(r) stress singularity types are the major concern. For a wedge with two singularity orders, a modified least square method is proposed. Good agreement was observed when analytical results compared to experimental results. In the case that λ is complex, the numerical errors in calculating the angular functions expressed in the stress terms should be carefully examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-434
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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