A superposition approach to the stress fields for various blunt V-notches


Sang Bong Cho. E-mail: sbcho@kyungnam.ac.kr


This paper deals with the problems of blunt V-notch with various notch shapes. The purpose is to develop a new method capable of obtaining more accurate solutions for the stress fields around a blunt V-notch tip under opening and sliding modes. The key method is to use the principle of superposition for linear elastic materials. On the basis of the superposition method and the conventional stress fields for a sharp V-notch, the stress fields useful for any shapes of blunt V-notch is proposed. The notch stress intensity factors are estimated by the numerical analysis with finite element analysis, and then the effectiveness and validation of the proposed superposition approach are discussed by comparison with the results from the literature.