Title

The Effect of a Large Hole on the Stress Concentration Factor of a Satellite Hole in a Tension Field

Abstract

Stress concentration factors have been determined for large hole to small hole diameter ratios (D/d) of 10 to 50 for two holes in an infinitely wide tension-loaded panel. Finite element analysis was used to model the system of two holes in a plate that approximates the infinitely wide and tall case. Both the D/d ratio and edge to edge hole spacing were examined for hole placement along an axis perpendicular to the direction of the tension field. It was found for large D/d ratios that the stress concentration factor was only dependent on the distance between the hole edges divided by the large hole diameter. For the configurations analyzed, the stress concentration factors varied from approximately 3 to 11.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Stress Concentration; Tension; Satellites; Finite Element Analysis

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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