Measurement of Stress Concentration Factor for Shoulder Fillet on Flat Plate under Axial Tension using Photoelasticity Method and FEA
Bhavesh Patel1, Hiren Prajapati2

1.Hiren Prajapati*, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Ganpat University, Ganpat Vidyanagar, India.
2Bhavesh Patel, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Ganpat University, Ganpat Vidyanagar, India. 

Manuscript received on September 19, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 4234-4244 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L26951081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L2695.1081219
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Abstract: Many researchers have made attempt to investigate stress concentration factor (SCF) for different discontinuities under different loading conditions and applications, but still failures of components take place which having discontinuities. Number of applications under which the components or parts working under tensile loading. Here, efforts are made to investigate the SCF of flat plate with shoulder fillet under axial tension loading using the approach of Photoelasticity for different D/d ratios. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) approach used to validate the results of experimentation and found that the results are reasonably at acceptable level. One can utilize the outcome of this research for similar application having same discontinuity and loading condition.
Keywords: Axial Tension, Finite Element of Analysis (FEA), Photoelasticity, Stress Concentration factor (SCF),
Scope of the Article: Measurement & Performance Analysis