Thermal Stresses Near a Prolate Spheroidal Inclusion

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M. A. Hussain, S. L. Pu

Maggs Research Center, U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, N.Y.

J. Appl. Mech 37(2), 403-408 (Jun 01, 1970) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408520 History: Received June 06, 1969; Online April 06, 2010


In this paper, we have studied the intensification of thermal stresses due to a transverse flow of heat in a fiber of prolate spheroidal shape embedded in an unbounded medium. The analysis shows that for a stiff fiber the shearing stress at the tip becomes unbounded as ξ−1.61 as the shape ratio ξ becomes small. The analysis has been extended to the case of a cavity and the results show that, as the cavity becomes a “needle-shaped” crack, there is no intensification of stress whatsoever. This result is at wide variance with either a two-dimensional or a “penny-shaped” crack.

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