Analytical Solution for W-N Criteria for the Prediction of Notched Strength of an Orthotropic Shell

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R. Ramesh Kumar, G. Venkateswara Rao

Structural Design and Analysis Division, Structural Engineering Group, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram 695 022, India

S. Jose

Department of Mechanical Engineering, T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam 691 005, India

J. Appl. Mech 68(2), 344-346 (May 25, 2000) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1320452 History: Received May 04, 1999; Revised May 25, 2000
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Grahic Jump Location
Tangential stress distribution around a circular hole in an orthotropic shell
Grahic Jump Location
Tangential stress distribution ahead of a circular hole in an orthotropic shell




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