• To discuss the concept of “stress Discontinuity” in a typical 2 D FEA problem.

Example Problem:

  • Consider a case as shown in the next slide, a filleted bar made of structural steel is subjected to a tension of 50 kN. The dimensions and other boundary conditions employed are depicted in the fig.


2D layout

Fig. 1. Model with same boundary condition is used in the problem

Structural Discontinuity:

  • What is Structural


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