Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
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Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors establishes and maintains a system of data classification for all of the applications of stress and strain analysis and expedites their synthesis into CAD applications. Substantially revised and completely updated, this book presents stress concentration factors both graphically and with formulas. It also employs computer-generated art in its portrayal of the various relationships between the stress factors affecting machines or structures. These charts provide a visual representation of the machine or structure under consideration as well as graphs of the various stress concentration factors at work. They can be easily accessed via an illustrated table of contents that permits identification based on the geometry and loading of the location of a factor.

For the new third edition, new material will be added covering finite element analyses of stress concentrations, as well as effective computational design. The book explains how to optimize shape to circumvent stress concentration problems and how to achieve a well-balanced design of structures and machines that will result in reduced costs, lighter products, and improved performance.


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The realm of Stress Concentrations is as we know unusually wide and hence impossible to be contained in a single text. Peterson did a tremendous job at systematizing and including available information in this regard when he authored the text Stress Concentration Factors in 1974. When Professor Pilkey in a rather painstaking endeavor decided to produce updated versions of Peterson's work he gave us a tremendously useful and systematic account of the state of the art in each of the three editions he authored. Professor Pilkey was extremely receptive and kind and gave us, in a few communications, invaluable advice regarding the analysis of the effect of length on Stress concentration, performed at the Centro de Métodos Númericos en Ingeniería, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela, that is now partially listed and referenced in the 3d edition. It is my strong belief that the international community (both in academia and out in the practising engineering world) that deals with stress concentration factors should be deeply indebted to Prof. Pilkey and also, that this version of the work is the best reference yet on the subject matter. Nando Troyani, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela 



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Walter D. Pilkey is the Frederick Morse Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia and a leading authority in the areas of stress and strain in mechanical and civil engineering. He is the author of Formulas for Stress, Strain, and Structural Matrices, Second Edition and Analysis and Design of Elastic Beams, also available from Wiley.

Deborah F. Pilkey is an Engineer/Scientist in the Loads & Environments Department at ATK Launch Systems in Utah. She has been involved with structures technology, loads, dynamics, and production stress analysis of the Space Shuttle's main engines and their solid rocket motors.

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