Stress and Deformation Fields Around a Cylindrical Cavity Embedded in a Pressure-Sensitive Elastoplastic Medium

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I. D. R. Bradford

Schlumberger Cambridge Research, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0EL England

D. Durban

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel

J. Appl. Mech 65(2), 374-379 (Jun 01, 1998) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2789065 History: Received May 28, 1997; Revised December 08, 1997; Online October 25, 2007


The problem of an internally pressurized cylindrical cavity under remote nonequibiaxial compression is examined within the framework of small strain theory. The cavity is embedded in a medium with a pressure-sensitive elastoplastic, strain-hardening and nonassociative response. The stress and deformation fields around the cavity are derived using a Drucker-Prager type deformation theory under the assumption of plane strain. The symmetry conditions allow the solution to be expanded as a Fourier cosine series in the circumferential direction. The Fourier coefficients are functions of the radial coordinate and are governed by a coupled system of ordinary differential equations. Numerical examples illustrate the evolution of the elastoplastic interface, together with the variation in both the stress concentration factor and the displacements at the cavity surface, due to increasing remote load.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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