This study reconstructs a two-dimensional stress field from measured strain data. The advantage of using stress functions is that the stress equilibrium and strain compatibility are automatically satisfied. We use the complex stress functions given by the finite series of polynomials. Then, we find the proper set of coefficients required to make the best fit to the measured strain data. Numerical examples represent the stress concentration problems around a hole(s) in a plate. It is demonstrated that the present method reconstructs the stress field around the hole(s), and the estimated stress agrees with the finite element (FE) analysis result.
Local Stress-Field Reconstruction Around Holes in a Plate Using Strain Monitoring Data and Stress Function
Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS. Manuscript received October 25, 2018; final manuscript received November 30, 2018; published online December 24, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Junlan Wang.
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Nakamura, T. (December 24, 2018). "Local Stress-Field Reconstruction Around Holes in a Plate Using Strain Monitoring Data and Stress Function." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. March 2019; 86(3): 031005. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042135
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