Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors / Edition 3

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Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors establishes and maintains a system of data classification for all of the applications of stress and strain analysis and expedites their synthesis into CAD applications. Substantially revised and completely updated, this book presents stress concentration factors both graphically and with formulas. It also employs computer-generated art in its portrayal of the various relationships between the stress factors affecting machines or structures. These charts provide a visual representation of the machine or structure under consideration as well as graphs of the various stress concentration factors at work. They can be easily accessed via an illustrated table of contents that permits identification based on the geometry and loading of the location of a factor.

For the new third edition, new material will be added covering finite element analyses of stress concentrations, as well as effective computational design. The book explains how to optimize shape to circumvent stress concentration problems and how to achieve a well-balanced design of structures and machines that will result in reduced costs, lighter products, and improved performance.

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Establishes a system of data classification for all of the applications of stress and strain analysis and expedites their synthesis into CAD applications, presenting stress concentration factors both graphically and with formulas. This second edition employs computer-generated art to portray relationships between stress factors affecting machines and structures, and contains a new chapter on finite element analyses of stress concentrations and computational design. For engineers and designers working in the automotive, aerospace, and nuclear industries; civil and mechanical engineers; and students and researchers in these fields. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470048245
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,257,732
  • Product dimensions: 7.81 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter D. Pilkey is the Frederick Morse Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia and a leading authority in the areas of stress and strain in mechanical and civil engineering. He is the author of Formulas for Stress, Strain, and Structural Matrices, Second Edition and Analysis and Design of Elastic Beams, also available from Wiley.

Deborah F. Pilkey is an Engineer/Scientist in the Loads & Environments Department at ATK Launch Systems in Utah. She has been involved with structures technology, loads, dynamics, and production stress analysis of the Space Shuttle's main engines and their solid rocket motors.

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Table of Contents





1.1 Notation 1

1.2 Stress Concentration 3

1.3 Stress Concentration as a Two-Dimensional Problem 10

1.4 Stress Concentration as a Three-Dimensional Problem 11

1.5 Plane and Axisymmetric Problems 13

1.6 Local and Nonlocal Stress Concentration 15

1.7 Multiple Stress Concentration 20

1.8 Theories of Strength and Failure 24

1.9 Notch Sensitivity 35

1.10 Design Relations For Static Stress 40

1.11 Design Relations for Alternating Stress 43

1.12 Design Relations for Combined Alternating and Static Stresses 44

1.13 Limited Number of Cycles of Alternating Stress 49

1.14 Stress Concentration Factors and Stress Intensity Factors 49


2.1 Notation 57

2.2 Stress Concentration Factors 58

2.3 Notches in Tension 60

2.4 Depressions in Tension 65

2.5 Grooves in Tension 67

2.6 Bending of Thin Beams with Notches 68

2.7 Bending of Plates with Notches 71

2.8 Bending of Solids with Grooves 71

2.9 Direct Shear and Torsion 73

2.10 Test Specimen Design for Maximum Kt for a Given r/D or r/H 76


3.1 Notation 135

3.2 Stress Concentration Factors 137

3.3 Tension (Axial Loading) 137

3.4 Bending 144

3.5 Torsion 145

3.6 Methods of Reducing Stress Concentration at a Shoulder 147

4 HOLES 176

4.1 Notation 176

4.2 Stress Concentration Factors 178

4.3 Circular Holes with In-Plane Stresses 180

4.4 Elliptical Holes in Tension 213

4.5 Various Configurations with In-Plane Stresses 228

4.6 Holes in Thick Elements 239

4.7 Orthotropic Thin Members 248

4.8 Bending 251

4.9 Shear and Torsion 256


5.1 Notation 401

5.2 Shaft with Keyseat 402

5.3 Splined Shaft in Torsion 406

5.4 Gear Teeth 407

5.5 Press- or Shrink-Fitted Members 409

5.6 Bolt and Nut 411

5.7 Bolt Head,Turbine-Blade, orCompressor-Blade Fastening (T-Head) 413

5.8 Lug Joint 415

5.9 Curved Bar 418

5.10 Helical Spring 418

5.11 Crankshaft 422

5.12 Crane Hook 423

5.13 U-Shaped Member 423

5.14 Angle and Box Sections 424

5.15 Cylindrical Pressure Vessel with Torispherical Ends 424

5.16 Tubular Joints 424


6.1 Computational Methods 457

6.2 Finite Element Analysis 461

6.3 Design Sensitivity Analysis 482

6.4 Design Modification 499

References 510


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