EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE UPON THE STRESS STATE IN CERRUTI’S PROBLEM FOR AN ELASTIC HALF-PLANE WITH A CIRCULAR HOLE
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Suceava, Romania
2 Brunel University Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Abstract. The paper extends a series of previous investigations upon stress state and stress riser effect of circular holes in an elastic half-plane under various loadings. Theoretical results of the authors for the plane Cerriti’s problem are surveyed. Then, new photo-elastic tests are shown, which validate the theoretical results.
Keywords: elastic half-plane, Cerruti problem, circular hole, photo-stress technique