Stress Concentration Analysis of Rectangular Plate of Composite Material

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Volume-43 Number-6
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Dhiraj Kumar Singh, Vandana Somkuwar
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V43P253


Dhiraj Kumar Singh, Vandana Somkuwar " Stress Concentration Analysis of Rectangular Plate of Composite Material ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V43(6),317-319 January 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are the advanced materials. Automotive and aerospace industries prefer metal matrix composites because of their enhanced properties. Metal matrix composites have higher hardness, stiffness, strength to weight ratio as compared to conventional metals. Holes, keyways, notches and shoulders give geometric irregularities which leads to stress concentration. The present work compares the change in stress concentration of three materials aluminium alloy, Al2O3 and Boron carbide. For comparing the change in stress concentration a rectangular plate with circular hole at its centre is created in ANSYS 12. All degrees of freedom of plate are fixed on one side and the axial load is applied on the other. After analysis it was found that the stress concentration in all the three materials is same.


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composite material, Aluminium alloy, Al2O3, Boron carbide, ANSYS, FEM.