Finite Element Analysis-Based Approach for Stress Concentration Factor Calculation

  • Yuvaraj HodhigereEmail author
  • Jyoti S. Jha
  • Asim Tewari
  • Sushil Mishra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The geometric discontinuity often causes the ‘stress raiser’ or the stress concentration (K t ). The fatigue life of a structure depends on the stress concentration, and hence it is very much required to calculate the ‘K t ’ value correctly. The calculation of exact ‘K t ’ value is cumbersome task. Here a VBA-based tool has been developed to calculate the ‘K t ’ which is well validated with other approach.


Fatigue and damage tolerance (F&DT) life analysis Stress concentration factor Geometrical discontinuity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuvaraj Hodhigere
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jyoti S. Jha
    • 1
  • Asim Tewari
    • 1
  • Sushil Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayPowaiIndia

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