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Limit Load Solutions for SEN(T) Specimens – 2D and 3D Problems

M. Graba
  • Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Metrology, Al. 1000-lecia PP 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published Online: 2016-09-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2016-0034


This paper deals with the limit load solutions for SEN(T) specimens under plane stress and plane strain conditions. The existing solutions are verified using the Finite Element Method and extended to 3D cases. The numerical results can be used to assess the strength of a structural element with a defect. This paper is a verification and extension of the author’s previous paper [2].

Keywords: SEN(T); limit loads; FEM; fracture


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About the article

Received: 2016-04-28

Revised: 2016-05-09

Published Online: 2016-09-10

Published in Print: 2016-08-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 3, Pages 569–580, ISSN (Online) 2353-9003, ISSN (Print) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijame-2016-0034.

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