Transition Method of Geometrically Similar Element to Calculate the Stress Concentration Factor of Notch
There are close relations between stress concentration factor of notch and stress intensity factor of crack when the boundary conditions and geometrical conditions are in the same. The transition method of geometrically similar element to calculate the stress concentration factor of notch is proposed and some examples are computed by this method. There are some advantages for this method such as no limit of structural dimension, good adaptability, high precision and use convenience.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Y. T. Li et al., "Transition Method of Geometrically Similar Element to Calculate the Stress Concentration Factor of Notch", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 2205-2208, 2007