Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Dennis VandenBrink
Dr. M. Groper
Dr. J. Hamelink
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Finite element analysis is used to determine the stress concentration factors arising from two equal, perpendicular, nearly intersecting, pressurized holes in an infinite solid while varying the distance and pressure ratios between the holes. The results are compared and contrasted with those previously obtained for an infinite series of such holes. A ratio of the distance between the holes to the diameter of the holes at which the holes can be considered to be single holes in an infinite solid is determined. A study is performed to determine a correlation between the location of the region of maximum stress and the hoop, radial and bending stresses within the solid.
Drogowski, Paul J., "A Comparative Study of the Stress Concentration Factors Arising Between Two Equal, Nearly Intersecting, Perpendicular, Pressurized Holes in an Infinite Solid with Those Arising Due to an Infinite Series of Such Holes" (1995). Masters Theses. 4902.