CET 1

:

Stress Analysis & Pressure Vessels

Lent Term 2005

Dr. Clemens Kaminski
Telephone: +44 1223 763135
E-mail: clemens_kaminski@cheng.cam.ac.uk URL: http://www.cheng.cam.ac.uk/research/groups/laser/

Synopsis 1 Introduction to Pressure Vessels and Failure Modes
1.1 1.2 1.3 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Stresses in Cylinders and Spheres Compressive failure. Euler buckling. Vacuum vessels Tensile failure. Stress Stress Concentration & Cracking

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3-D stress and strain

Elasticity and Strains-Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio Bulk and Shear Moduli Hoop, Longitudinal and Volumetric Strains Strain Energy. Overfilling of Pressure Vessels Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Thermal Effect in cylindrical Pressure Vessels Two-Material Structures

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Thermal Effects
3.1 3.2 3.3 4.1 4.2 4.3

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Torsion.

Shear Stresses in Shafts - τ/r = T/J = Gθ/L Thin Walled Shafts Thin Walled Pressure Vessel subject to Torque

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Two Dimensional Stress Analysis
5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 6.1 6.2

Nomenclature and Sign Convention for Stresses Mohr's Circle for Stresses Worked Examples Application of Mohr's Circle to Three Dimensional Systems Tresca's Criterion. The Stress Hexagon Von Mises' Failure Criterion. The Stress Ellipse

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Bulk Failure Criteria

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Two Dimensional Strain Analysis
7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4

Direct and Shear Strains Mohr's Circle for Strains Measurement of Strain - Strain Gauges Hooke’s Law for Shear Stresses

Supporting Materials
There is one Examples paper supporting these lectures. Two good textbooks for further explanation, worked examples and exercises are Mechanics of Materials (1997) Gere & Timoshenko, publ. ITP [ISBN 0-534-93429-3] Mechanics of Solids (1989) Fenner, publ. Blackwell [ISBN 0-632-02018-0] This material was taught in the CET I (Old Regulations) Structures lecture unit and was examined in CET I (OR) Paper IV Section 1. There are consequently a large number of old Tripos questions in existence, which are of the appropriate standard. From 1999 onwards the course was taught in CET1, paper 5. Chapters 7 and 8 in Gere and Timoshenko contain a large number of example problems and questions.

Nomenclature
The following symbols will be used as consistently as possible in the lectures. E G I J R t T
α ε γ η ν σ τ

Young’s modulus Shear modulus second moment of area polar moment of area radius thickness
τορθυε

thermal expansivity linear strain shear strain angle Poisson’s ratio Normal stress Shear stress

A pressure vessel near you!

Ongoing Example
We shall refer back to this example of a typical pressure vessel on several occasions. Distillation column

2m

P = 7 bara carbon steel t = 5 mm 18 m

1. Introduction to Pressure Vessels and Failure Modes
Pressure vessels are very often • spherical (e.g. LPG storage tanks) • cylindrical (e.g. liquid storage tanks) • cylindrical shells with hemispherical ends (e.g. distillation columns) Such vessels fail when the stress state somewhere in the wall material exceeds some failure criterion. It is thus important to be able to be able to understand and quantify (resolve) stresses in solids. This unit will concentrate on the application of stress analysis to bulk failure in thin walled vessels only, where (i) the vessel self weight can be neglected and (ii) the thickness of the material is much smaller than the dimensions of the vessel (D » t).

1.1. Stresses in Cylinders and Spheres
Consider a cylindrical pressure vessel
L

External diameter D

internal gauge pressure P

r L h

wall thickness, t

The hydrostatic pressure causes stresses in three dimensions. 1. Longitudinal stress (axial) σL 2. Radial stress σr 3. Hoop stress σh all are normal stresses. SAPV LT 2005 CFK, MRM 1

σ

r

σ

r L h L

σ

h

a, The longitudinal stress σL
P

σ

L

Force equilibrium

π D2 P = π D t σL 4
if P > 0, then σ L is tensile σL =
b, The hoop stress σh
P

PD 4t

σ

h

σ
P

h

P

Force balance, D L P = 2 σ h L t σh =
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PD 2t

c, Radial stress

σ σ
r

r

varies from P on inner surface to 0 on the outer face

σr ≈ o ( P ) σh , σL ≈ P ( ). 2t
thin walled, so D >> t so σ h , σ L >> σ r so neglect σ r
Compare terms

D

d, The spherical pressure vessel

P

σ

h

P

π D2 P = σh π D t 4 PD σh = 4t

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1.2. Compressive Failure: – Bulk Yielding & Buckling – Vacuum Vessels
Consider an unpressurised cylindrical column subjected to a single load W. Bulk failure will occur when the normal compressive stress exceeds a yield criterion, e.g.

W

σ bulk =

W = σY πDt

Compressive stresses can cause failure due to buckling (bending instability). The critical load for the onset of buckling is given by Euler's analysis. A full explanation is given in the texts, and the basic results are summarised in the Structures Tables. A column or strut of length L supported at one end will buckle if

π 2 EI W= 2 L
Consider a cylindrical column. I = πR3t so the compressive stress required to cause buckling is

σ buckle
or

W π 2 EπD3t 1 π 2 ED 2 = = ⋅ = 2 πDt 8L πDt 8L2

σ buckle

π2 E = 2 8( L D)
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where L/D is a slenderness ratio. The mode of failure thus depends on the geometry:
σ stress

Euler buckling locus σ

y

Bulk yield

Short L /D ratio

Long

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Vacuum vessels. Cylindrical pressure vessels subject to external pressure are subject to compressive hoop stresses

∆PD 2t Consider a length L of vessel , the compressive hoop force is given by, σh =
∆P D L 2 If this force is large enough it will cause buckling. σh L t =

length

Treat the vessel as an encastered beam of length πD and breadth L

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Buckling occurs when Force W given by.
4π 2 EI W= (π D) 2 b t3 L t3 = 12 12 ∆P D L 4π 2 EI = 2 (π D )2 ∆p buckle 2E ⎛ t ⎞ ⎜ ⎟ 3 ⎝D⎠
3

I=

=

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1.3. Tensile Failure: Stress Concentration & Cracking
Consider the rod in the Figure below subject to a tensile load. The stress distribution across the rod a long distance away from the change in cross section (XX) will be uniform, but near XX the stress distribution is complex.
D

X d W

X

There is a concentration of stress at the rod surface below XX and this value should thus be considered when we consider failure mechanisms. The ratio of the maximum local stress to the mean (or apparent) stress is described by a stress concentration factor K

K=

σ max σ mean

The values of K for many geometries are available in the literature, including that of cracks. The mechanism of fast fracture involves the concentration of tensile stresses at a crack root, and gives the failure criterion for a crack of length a

σ πa = Kc
where Kc is the material fracture toughness. Tensile stresses can thus cause failure due to bulk yielding or due to cracking.
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σ crack =

Kc 1 ⋅ √ π √a

stress

failure locus

length of crack. a

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2.

3-D stress and strain

2.1. Elasticity and Yield
Many materials obey Hooke's law

σ = Eε
σ

σ
E

ε

applied stress (Pa) Young's modulus (Pa) strain (-)
failure

Yield Stress

ε
Elastic Limit

up to a limit, known as the yield stress (stress axis) or the elastic limit (strain axis). Below these limits, deformation is reversible and the material eventually returns to its original shape. Above these limits, the material behaviour depends on its nature. Consider a sample of material subjected to a tensile force F.
2 F F 1 3

An increase in length (axis 1) will be accompanied by a decrease in dimensions 2 and 3. Hooke's Law

ε1 = (σ1 ≡ F / A ) / E
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The strain in the perpendicular directions 2,3 are given by

ε2 = −ν

σ1
E

;ε3 = − ν

σ1
E

where ν is the Poisson ratio for that material. These effects are additive, so for three mutually perpendicular stresses σ1, σ2, σ3;
σ2 σ1 σ3

Giving

ε1 =

σ1
E

− E

νσ 2
E + −

− E

νσ 3
E −

ε2 = − ε3 = −

νσ1 νσ1
E

σ2

νσ 3
E

νσ 2
E

+

σ3
E

Values of the material constants in the Data Book give orders of magnitudes of these parameters for different materials;

Material Steel Aluminum alloy Brass

E (x109 N/m2) 210 70 105

ν 0.30 0.33 0.35

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2.2 Bulk and Shear Moduli
These material properties describe how a material responds to an applied stress (bulk modulus, K) or shear (shear modulus, G). The bulk modulus is defined as

Puniform = − Kε v

i.e. the volumetric strain resulting from the application of a uniform pressure. In the case of a pressure causing expansion

so

σ1 = σ 2 = σ 3 = −P
−P 1 [σ1 − νσ 2 − νσ 3 ] = E (1 − 2 ν ) E −3P ε v = ε1 + ε 2 + ε 3 = (1− 2 ν ) E E K= 3(1 − 2 ν )

ε1 = ε 2 = ε 3 =

For steel, E = 210 kN/mm2, ν = 0.3, giving K = 175 kN/mm2 For water, K = 2.2 kN/mm2 For a perfect gas, K = P (1 bara, 10-4 kN/mm2) Shear Modulus definition

τ = Gγ

γ - shear strain

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2.3. Hoop, longitudinal and volumetric strains (micro or millistrain)
Fractional increase in dimension: ε L – length ε h – circumference ε rr – wall thickness (a) Cylindrical vessel:

Longitudinal strain

εL =

σL
E

-

υσ h
E

-

υσ r
E

=

PD δL (1 - 2υ ) = 4tE L

Hoop strain:

εh =

σn
E

-

υσ L
E

=

δR δD PD = (2 - υ ) = R D 4tE

radial strain

εr =

δt 3PDυ 1 [σ r - υσ h - υσ L ] = - 4ET = t E

[fractional increase in wall thickness is negative!]

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[ONGOING EXAMPLE]:

εL =
= =

1 (σ L - υσ n ) E

1 60 x 10 6 - (0.3)120 x 10 6 9 210 x 10
1.14 x 10-4 -≡ 0.114 millistrain

[

]

ε h = 0.486 millistrain ε r = -0.257 millistrain Thus: pressurise the vessel to 6 bar: L and D increase: t decreases Volume expansion

Cylindrical volume:

⎛ πD 2 ⎞ Vo = ⎜ o ⎟ Lo ⎝ 4 ⎠
V =

(original)
2

New volume

π

(Do 4
2

+ δD) (Lo + δL)

L π Do = o [1 + ε h ]2 [1 + ε L ] 4
δV Define volumetric strain ε v = V V - Vo 2 ∴ εv = = (1 + ε h ) ( + ε L ) - 1 1 Vo
2 = 1 + 2ε h + ε h (1 + ε L ) - 1
2 2 ε v = 2 ε h + ε L + ε h + 2ε h ε L + ε L ε n

(

)

Magnitude inspection:
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ε max (steel) =

σy E

190 x 10 −3 = ∴ small 9 = 0.905 x 10 210 x 10
εv = 2ε h + ε L

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Ignoring second order terms, (b)
Spherical volume:

εh =
so

1 [σ h - υσ L - υσ r ] = PD (1 - υ ) 4Et E

3 π (Do + δD )3 - Do εv = 6 πD 3 6 o

{

}

= (1 + εh)3 – 1 ≈ 3εh + 0(ε2) (c) General result

εv = ε1 + ε2 + ε3 εii are the strains in any three mutually perpendicular directions. {Continued example} – cylinder εL = 0.114 mstrain εn = 0.486 mstrain εrr = -0.257 mstrain εv = 2εn + ε L ∴ new volume = Vo (1 + εv) Increase in volume =

π D2 L
4

ε v = 56.55 x 1.086 x 10-3
= 61 Litres

Volume of steelo = πDLt = 0.377 m3 εv for steel = εL + εh + εrr = 0.343 mstrains increase in volume of steel
= 0.129 L Strain energy – measure of work done

Consider an elastic material for which F = k x
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Work done in expanding δx dW = Fδx

F

work done

A=area

L 0 x

Work done in extending to x1

2 kx1 1 x1 x1 w = ∫o Fdx = ∫o k x dx = = Fx 2 2 1 1

Sample subject to stress σ increased from 0 to σ1: Extension Force:

x1 = Lo ε1 ⎫ AL oε 1σ1 ⎬ W = F1 = Aσ 1 ⎭ 2

(no direction here)
ALo ε1σ 1 2(ALo )

Strain energy, U = work done per unit volume of material, U =
⇒ U = Al o ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎟ ε σ ⎜ 2 ⎝ Al o ⎠ 1 1

U =

ε1σ 1
2

=

σ 12
2E

1 [ε1σ1 + ε2σ2 + ε3σ3] 2 υσ 3 υσ 2 σ etc Now ε1 = 1 E E E

In a 3-D system, U =

So U =

1 σ 12 + σ 2 2 + σ 32 - 2ν (σ 1σ 2 + σ 2σ 3 + σ 3σ 1) 2E
2
2

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Consider a uniform pressure applied: σ1 = σ2 = σ3 = P
3P P ∴U = (1 - 2 υ) = 2E 2K

energy stored in system (per unit vol.

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For a given P, U stored is proportional to 1/K → so pressure test using liquids rather than gases. {Ongoing Example} P – 6 barg
.

δV = 61 x 10-3 m3

increase in volume of pressure vessel

Increasing the pressure compresses the contents – normally test with water.

6 x 10 ∆P = - 0.273 mstrains = − ∆V water? ε v (water ) = − K 2.2 x 109
∴ decrease in volume of water = -Vo (0.273) = -15.4 x 10 –3 m3 Thus we can add more water: Extra space = 61 + 15.4 (L) = 76.4 L water
extra space

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p=0

p=6

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3. Thermal Effects 3.1. Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
Definition: coefficient of thermal expansion ε = αL∆T Linear Volume

Coefficient of thermal volume expansion εv = αT Steel: αL = 11 x 10-6 K-1 reactor ∆T = 10oC ∆T = 500oC ∴ εL = 11 10-5

εL = 5.5 millistrains (!)

Consider a steel bar mounted between rigid supports which exert stress σ

Heat σ σ

ε = α∆T -

σ E
so σ = Eα∆T (i.e., non buckling)

If rigid: ε = 0 ⇒ steel:

σ = 210 x 109 x 11 x 10-6 ∆T = 2.3 x 106 ∆T σy = 190 MPa: failure if ∆T > 82.6 K

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{Example}: steam main, installed at 10oC, to contain 6 bar steam (140oC) if ends are rigid, σ = 300 MPa→ failure. ∴ must install expansion bends.

3.2. Temperature effects in cylindrical pressure vessels

. steel construction L = 3 m . full of water t = 3 mm D=1m Initially un pressurised – full of water: increase temp. by ∆T: pressure rises to Vessel P.

The Vessel

Wall stresses (tensile)

σL =

PD = 83.3 P 4t

σn = 2σL = 166.7 P
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Strain (volume)

εL =

σ L νσ h + α l ∆T E E

υ E α

=

0.3

= 210 x 10 ⎬ = 11 x 10 −6 ⎪ ⎭

9⎪

εL = 1.585 x 10-10 P + 11 x 10-6 ∆ T

Similarly → εh = 6.75 x 10-10 P + 11 10 –6 ∆T εv = εL + 2εn = 15.08 x 10-10 P + 33 x 10-6 ∆T = vessel vol. Strain vessel expands due to temp and pressure change.
The Contents, (water)

Expands Contracts

due to T due to P

increase increase:

εv, H2O = αv∆T – P/K ∴

H2O = αv = 60 x 10-6 K-1

εv = 60 x 10-6 ∆T – 4.55 x 10-10 P

Since vessel remains full on increasing ∆T: εv (H20) = εv (vessel) Equating → P = 13750 ∆T per 10°C increase in temp. σn = 166.7 P = 2.29 x 106 ∆T ∆σn = 22.9 Mpa per 10°C rise in Temperature
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pressure, rise of 1.37 bar Now

Failure does not need a large temperature increase. Very large stress changes due to temperature fluctuations.

MORAL: Always leave a space in a liquid vessel.

(εv, gas = αv∆T – P/K)

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3.3. Two material structures
Beware, different materials with different thermal expansivities can cause difficulties.
{Example} Where there is benefit. The Bimetallic strip controllers a= 4 mm (2 + 2 mm) b= 10 mm temperature

a
d

Cu Fe L = 100mm b

Heat by ∆T:

Cu expands more than Fe so the strip will bend: it will

bend in an arc as all sections are identical.

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Cu Fe

The different thermal expansions, set up shearing forces in the strip, which create a bending moment. If we apply a sagging bending moment of equal [: opposite] magnitude, we will obtain a straight beam and

Cu Fe

F F

can then calculate the shearing forces [and hence the BM]. Shearing force F compressive in Cu Tensile in Fe

Equating strains:

α cu ∆T -

F F = α Fe ∆T + bdE cu bdE Fe

So

1 ⎫ F ⎧ 1 + ⎨ ⎬ = (α cu - α Fe ) ∆T bd ⎩ E cu E Fe ⎭
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bd = 2 x 10-5 m2 Ecu = 109 GPa EFe = 210 GPa
αcu 17 x 10-6 k-1 αFe = 11 x 10-6 K-1 ∆T = 30°C

F = 387 N (significant force)

F acts through the centroid of each section so BM = F./(d/2) = 0.774 Nm

Use data book to work out deflection.
ML2 δ= 2 EI

This is the principle of the bimetallic strip.

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Consider a steel rod mounted in a upper tube – spacer Analysis – relevant to Heat Exchangers
Cu

Fe

assembled at room temperature
.

increase ∆T : copper expands more than steel, so will generate a TENSILE stress in the steel and a compressive stress in the copper.

Data: αcu > αFe

Balance forces: Tensile force in steel Stress in steel “ “ copper
|FFe| = |Fcu| = F

= F/AFe = σFe = F/Acu = σcu
εFE = αFe ∆T + σFe/EFe

Steel strain:

(no transvere forces)

= αFe∆T + F/EFeAFe copper strain
εcu = αcu∆T – F/EcuAcu

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Strains EQUAL:

⎡ 1 1 ⎤ ⇒ F⎢ + = Acu Ecu ⎥ Fe Fe ⎣ A4E 4 444⎦ 1 42 3
sum of strengths

(α cu - α Fe ) ∆T
∆d

So you can work out stresses and strains in a system.

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4. Torsion – Twisting – Shear stresses

4.1. Shear stresses in shafts –τ/r = T/J = G θ/L

Consider a rod subject to twisting: Definition : shear strain γ ≡ change in angle that was originally Π/2 Consider three points that define a right angle and more then: Shear strain
A

γ = γ1 + γ2

[RADIANS]

γ1

A

B

C

B

γ

2 C

Hooke’s Law

τ=Gγ

G – shear modulus =

E 2(1 + υ)

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Now consider a rod subject to an applied torque, T.

T

2r

Hold one end and rotate other by angle θ
.

B

B

θ
B B

γ

L

Plane ABO was originally to the X-X axis Plane ABO is now inclined at angle γ to the axis: tan γ ≈ γ = Shear stress involved τ = Gγ =

rθ L

Grθ L

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Torque required to cause twisting:

τ
r dr

τ

.δT = τ 2Π r.δr r
T = ∫ τ 2Π r 2 dr
A

or
2

∫ τ r.dA
A

Grθ ⎫ ⎧ ⎨τ = ⎬ ⎩ L ⎭

T

= =

Gθ L

∫r

dA
so

Gθ {J} L

T Gθ τ = = J L r

cf

M E σ = = I R y

DEFN: J ≡ polar second moment of area

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Consider a rod of circular section:
J = ∫ 2π .r r 2 dr =
o R

π
2

R4

y r x

J=
Now r2 = x2 + y2 It can be shown that J = Ixx + Iyy

πD 4
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[perpendicular axis than]→ see Fenner

this gives an easy way to evaluate Ixx or Iyy in symmetrical geometrics:

Ixx = Iyy = πD4/64 (rod)

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Rectangular rod:

d

b

I xx

I yy

bd 3 ⎫ = ⎪ 12 ⎪ ⎬ 3⎪ db = ⎪ 12 ⎭

J=

bd 2 b +d2 12

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Example: steel rod as a drive shaft

D = 25 mm L = 1.5 m Failure when τ = τy = 95 MPa G = 81 GPa

τ max
rmax
Now

J=

πD 4
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T 95 x 10 6 ⎫ = = ⎪ J 0.0125 ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ so T = 291 Nm = 383 x 10 −8 m 4 ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭

Gθ T 81 x 109 θ 9 = ⇒ 7.6 x 10 = ⇒ From L J 1.5

(

)

θ = 0.141 rad = 8.1°

Say shaft rotates at 1450 rpm: power

= = =

291 x

2π x 1450 60

45 kW

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4.2. Thin walled shafts
(same Eqns apply) Consider a bracket joining two Ex. Shafts:
T = 291 Nm
D min

0.025m

What is the minimum value of D for connector? rmax = D/2 J = (π/32){D4 – 0.0254}

τy
rmax

6 32 ⎛ T ⎞ 95 x 10 x 2 291 =⎜ ⎟⇒ = 4 D π D - 0.0254 ⎝J⎠

(

)

D4 – 0.0254 = 6.24 x 10-5 D

D ≥ 4.15 cm

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4.3. Thin walled pressure vessel subject to torque

τ T = r J

now cylinder

J=

[(D + 2t ) 32
π π
3

4

- D4

]
+ ...

=

[8D t + 24 D t 32
π
4
D 3t

2 2

]

so

τ2
D

=

4T πD 3 t

τ=

2T πD 2 t

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5. Components of Stress/ Mohr’s Circle 5.1 Definitions Scalars
tensor of rank 0

Vectors
tensors of rank 1
r r F = ma hence : F1 = ma1 F2 = ma2 F3 = ma3 or : Fi = mai

Tensors of rank 2
pi = ∑ Tij q j
j =1 3

i, j = 1,2,3

or : p1 = T11q1 + T12 q2 + T13 q3 p2 = T21q1 + T22 q2 + T23 q3 p3 = T31q1 + T32 q2 + T33 q3

Axis transformations
The choice of axes in the description of an engineering problem is arbitrary (as long as you choose orthogonal sets of axes!). Obviously the physics of the problem must not depend on the choice of axis. For example, whether a pressure vessel will explode can not depend on how we set up our co-ordinate axes to describe the stresses acting on the

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CET 1, SAPV vessel. However it is clear that the components of the stress tensor will be different going from one set of coordinates xi to another xi’. How do we transform one set of co-ordinate axes onto another, keeping the same origin?

x1 x1 ' a11 x2 ' a21 x3 ' a31

x2 a12 a22 a32

x3 a13 a23 a33

... where aij are the direction cosines Forward transformation:

xi ' = ∑ aij x j
j =1

3

“New in terms of Old”

Reverse transformation:

xi = ∑ a ji x j
j =1

3

“Old in terms of New”

We always have to do summations in co-ordinate transformation and it is conventional to drop the summation signs and therefore these equations are simply written as:

xi ' = aij x j xi = a ji x j

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Tensor transformation
How will the components of a tensor change when we go from one coordinate system to another? I.e. if we have a situation where
pi = ∑ Tij q j = Tij q j (in short form)
j

where Tij is the tensor in the old co-ordinate frame xi, how do we find the corresponding tensor Tij’ in the new co-ordinate frame xi’, such that: pi ' = ∑ Tij ' q j ' = Tij ' q j ' (in short form)
j

We can find this from a series of sequential co-ordinate transformations:

p' ← p ← q ← q'
Hence: pi ' = aik pk

pk = Tkl ql

ql = a jl q j '

Thus we have:

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pi ' = aik Tkl a jl q j '

= aik a jl Tkl q j '

= Tij ' q j '

For example:
Tij ' = ai1 a jl T1l + ai 2 a jl T2l + ai 3 a jl T3l = ai1 a j1 T11 + ai1 a j 2 T12 + ai1 a j 3 T13 + ai 2 a j1 T21 + ai 2 a j 2 T22 + ai 2 a j 3 T23 + ai 3 a j1 T31 + ai 3 a j 2 T32 + ai 3 a j 3 T33 Note that there is a difference between a transformation matrix and a 2nd rank tensor: They are both matrices containing 9 elements (constants) but:

Symmetrical Tensors:

Tij=Tji
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Tij → Tij '

such that : ⎡T1 0 Tij ' = ⎢ 0 T2 ⎢ ⎢0 0 ⎣ 0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ T3 ⎥ ⎦

Consequence? Consider:

pi = Tij q j then p1 = T1 q1 , p2 = T2 q2 , p3 = T3 q3

The diagonal T1, T2, T3 is called the PRINCIPAL AXIS. If T1, T2, T3 are stresses, then these are called PRINCIPAL STRESSES.

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Mohr’s circle
Consider an elementary cuboid with edges parallel to the coordinate directions x,y,z.
y Fxy y face Fx x z face z x face Fxz Fxx

The faces on this cuboid are named according to the directions of their normals. There are thus two x-faces, one facing greater values of x, as shown in Figure 1 and one facing lesser values of x (not shown in the Figure). On the x-face there will be some force Fx. Since the cuboid is of infinitesimal size, the force on the opposite side will not differ significantly. The force Fx can be divided into its components parallel to the coordinate directions, Fxx, Fxy, Fxz. Dividing by the area of the x-face gives the stresses on the x-plane:

σ xx τ xy τ xz
It is traditional to write normal stresses as σ and shear stresses as τ.

Similarly, on the y-face:

τ yx , σ yy , τ yz

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τ zx , τ zy , σ zz

There are therefore 9 components of stress;

⎡σ xx τ xy ⎢ σ ij = ⎢τ yx σ yy ⎢ τ zx τ zy ⎣

τ xz ⎤ ⎥ τ yz ⎥ σ zz ⎥ ⎦

Note that the first subscript refers to the face on which the stress acts and the second subscript refers to the direction in which the associated force acts.
σ yy
y x

τyx τ xy σ xx

σ xx τ xy τ yx σ yy

But for non accelerating bodies (or infinitesimally small cuboids):

and therefore:

⎡σ xx τ xy τ xz ⎤ ⎡σ xx τ xy τ xz ⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ σ ij = ⎢τ yx σ yy τ yz ⎥ = ⎢τ xy σ yy τ yz ⎥ ⎢ τ zx τ zy σ zz ⎥ ⎢ τ xz τ yz σ zz ⎥ ⎣ ⎦ ⎣ ⎦
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CET 1, SAPV This means that there must be some magic co-ordinate frame in which all the stresses are normal stresses (principal stresses) and in which the off diagonal stresses (=shear stresses) are 0. So if, in a given situation we find this frame we can apply all our stress strain relations that we have set up in the previous lectures (which assumed there were only normal stresses acting). Consider a cylindrical vessel subject to shear, and normal stresses (σh, σl, σr). We are usually interested in shears and stresses which lie in the plane defined by the vessel walls.

Is there a transformation about zz which will result in a shear Would really like to transform into a co-ordinate frame such that all components in the xi’ :

σ ij

σ ij '

So stress tensor is symmetric 2nd rank tensor. Imagine we are in the coordinate frame xi where we only have principal stresses:
0⎤ ⎡σ 1 0 σ ij = ⎢ 0 σ 2 0 ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ ⎢ 0 0 σ3⎥ ⎦ ⎣

Transform to a new co-ordinate frame xi’ by rotatoin about the x3 axis in the original co-ordinate frame (this would be, in our example, z-axis)

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CET 1, SAPV The transformation matrix is then:
⎛ a11 ⎜ aij = ⎜ a21 ⎜a ⎝ 31 a12 a22 a32 a13 ⎞ ⎛ cos θ ⎟ ⎜ a23 ⎟ = ⎜ − sin θ a33 ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎠ ⎝ sin θ cosθ 0 0⎞ ⎟ 0⎟ 1⎟ ⎠

Then:

σ ij ' = aik a jl σ kl

⎛ cos θ ⎜ = ⎜ − sin θ ⎜ 0 ⎝

sin θ cosθ 0

0 ⎞⎛ cos θ ⎟⎜ 0 ⎟⎜ sin θ 1 ⎟⎜ 0 ⎠⎝

− sin θ cosθ 0

0 ⎞ ⎡σ 1 0 0⎤ ⎟⎢ 0⎟ 0 σ 2 0 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎟⎢ 0 1 ⎠⎣ 0 σ3⎥ ⎦

⎡ σ 1 cos 2 θ + σ 2 sin 2 θ ⎢ = ⎢− σ 1 cosθ sin θ + σ 2 cosθ sin θ ⎢ 0 ⎣

σ 1 cosθ sin θ + σ 2 cosθ sin θ σ 1 cos 2 θ + σ 2 sin 2 θ
0

0⎤ ⎥ 0⎥ σ3⎥ ⎦

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CET 1, SAPV

Hence:

σ 11 ' = σ 1 cos 2 θ + σ 2 sin 2 θ
1 1 = (σ 1 + σ 1 ) − (σ 2 − σ 1 ) cos 2θ 2 2

σ 22 ' = σ 1 sin 2 θ + σ 2 cos 2 θ
= 1 1 (σ 1 + σ 1 ) + (σ 2 − σ 1 ) cos 2θ 2 2

σ 12 ' = −σ 1 cosθ sin θ + σ 2 cosθ sin θ
= 1 (σ 2 − σ 1 ) sin 2θ 2

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Yield conditions. Tresca and Von Mises
Mohrs circle in three dimensions.

y

z

x

Shear stresses τ

y,z plane x, y plane

normal stresses

σ
x,z plane

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We can draw Mohrs circles for each principal plane.

6. BULK FAILURE CRITERIA
Materials fail when the largest stress exceeds a critical value. Normally we test a material in simple tension:

P

P

σy =

Pyield A

τ

σ = σ

σ σ=σ

This material fails under the stress combination (σy, 0, 0) τmax = 0.5 σ y = 95 Mpa for steel We wish to establish if a material will fail if it is subject to a stress combination (σ1, σ2, σ3) or (σn, σL, τ)
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Failure depends on the nature of the material: Two important criteria (i) (ii) Tresca’s failure criterion: brittle materials Cast iron: concrete: ceramics Von Mises’ criterion: ductile materials Mild steel + copper

6.1. Tresca’s Failure Criterion; The Stress Hexagon (Brittle)
A material fails when the largest shear stress reaches a critical value, the yield shear stress τy. Case (i) Material subject to simple compression:

σ1

σ1

Principal stresses (-σ1, 0, 0) τ

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M.C: mc passes through (σ1,0), (σ1,0) , ( 0,0)

σ1

τ max

σ1

τmax = σ1/2 occurs along plane at 45° to σ1 Similarly for tensile test. Case (ii) σ2 < 0 < σ1 τ

σ σ2 σ
1

σ1 - σ2
M.C. Fails when

2

= τ max = τy =

σy
2

i.e., when

σ1 - σ2 = σy material will not fail.

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Lets do an easy example.

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6.2 Von Mises’ Failure Criterion; The stress ellipse (ductile materials)
Tresca’s criterion does not work well for ductile materials. Early hypothesis – material fails when its strain energy exceeds a critical value (can’t be true as no failure occurs under uniform compression). Von Mises’: failure when strain energy due to distortion, UD, exceeds a critical value. UD = difference in strain energy (U) due of a compressive stress C equal to the mean of the principal stresses.

C =

1 [σ + σ2 + σ 3 ] 3 1
1 ⎧ 2 ⎨σ + 2E ⎩ 1 1 = (σ1 12G

UD =

{

1 ⎫ 2 σ 2 + σ 3 + 2υ (σ1σ 2 + σ 2 σ 3 + σ 3σ 1 ) 3C 2 + 6υC 2 ⎬ 2 ⎭ 2E

- σ 2 ) + (σ 2 - σ 3 ) + (σ 3 - σ1 )

2

2

2

}

[

]

M.C. τ

σ3

σ

σ σ
1

2

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Tresca → failure when max (τI) ≥ τy) Von Mises → failure when root mean square of {τa, τb, τc} ≥ critical value
τ

σ σ
y

Compare with (σy, σ, σ) . simple tensile test – failure Failure if
1 (σ1 - σ2 )2 + (σ2 + σ3 )2 + (σ3 - σ1 )2 > 1 σ2 + 02 + σ2 y y 12G 12G

{

}

{

}

{(σ - σ )
1 2

2

+ (σ 2 + σ3 ) + (σ3 - σ1 ) > 2σ 2 y
2 2

}

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Lets do a simple example.

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Example Tresca's Failure Criterion
The same pipe as in the first example (D = 0.2 m, t' = 0.005 m) is subject to an internal pressure of 50 barg. What torque can it support?

Calculate stresses

PD = 50 N / mm 2 4t' PD σh = = 100 N / mm 2 2t'

σL =

and σ3 = σr ≈0

Mohr's Circle
(100,τ) σ

τ 50 s (50,−τ)

100

Circle construction

s = 75 N/mm2 t = √(252+τ2)

The principal stresses

σ1,2 = s ± t

Thus σ2 may be positive (case A) or negative (case B). Case A occurs if τ is small.

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Case A (100,τ)

τ σ2 50 s (50,−τ)
Case B
τ

σ3

100 σ1

(100,τ)

σ2

σ3

50
s

100

σ1

σ

(50,−τ)

We do not know whether the Mohr's circle for this case follows Case A or B; determine which case applies by trial and error. Case A; 'minor' principal stress is positive (σ2 > 0) Thus failure when

τ max = 1 σ y = 105N / mm 2 2

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For Case A;

τ max =
⇒ ⇒
Giving

σ1
2

=

1 2

[75 +

(252 + τ 2 )]

τ 2 = 135 − 252

τ = 132.7N / mm 2 σ1 = 210 N / mm2 ; σ 2 = −60 N / mm2

Case B; We now have τmax as the radius of the original Mohr's circle linking our stress data. Thus

τ max = 252 + τ 2 = 105 ⇒
Principal stresses

τ = 101.98N / mm2

σ1,2 = 75 ± 105

⇒ σ 1 = 180N / mm2 ; σ 2 = −30N / mm 2

Thus Case B applies and the yield stress is 101.98 N/mm2. The torque required to cause failure is

T = πD2 t' τ / 2 = 32kNm
Failure will occur along a plane at angle β anticlockwise from the y (hoop) direction;

tan(2 λ ) =

102 ⇒ 2 λ = 76.23° ; 75 2β = 90 - 2λ ⇒ β = 6.9°
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Example

More of Von Mises Failure Criterion

From our second Tresca Example

σ h = 100N / mm 2 σ L = 50 N / mm 2 σ r ≈ 0 N / mm2
What torque will cause failure if the yield stress for steel is 210 N/mm2? Mohr's Circle
(100,τ) σ

τ 50 s (50,−τ)

100

Giving

σ1 = s + t = 75 + 252 + τ 2
σ 2 = s − t = 75 − 252 + τ 2 σ3 = 0
1 {(σ1 − σ 2 ) 2 + ( σ 2 − σ 3 ) 2 + ( σ 3 − σ1 ) 2 } 12G

At failure

UD =

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Or

(σ1 − σ 2 ) 2 + ( σ 2 − σ 3 ) 2 + ( σ 3 − σ1 ) 2 = ( σ y )2 + (0)2 + (0 − σ y ) 2 4t 2 + (s − t)2 + (s + t) 2 = 2σ 2 y
2 2s2 + 6t 2 = 2 σ y

s 2 + 3t 2 = σ 2 y ⇒ 752 + 3(252 + τ 2 ) = 210 2
The tube can thus support a torque of

τ = 110 N / mm 2

πD2 t' τ T= = 35kNm 2
which is larger than the value of 32 kNm given by Tresca's criterion - in this case, Tresca is more conservative.

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7. Strains 7.1. Direct and Shear Strains
Consider a vector of length lx lying along the x-axis as shown in Figure 1. Let it be subjected to a small strain, so that, if the left hand end is fixed the right hand end will undergo a small displacement δx. This need not be in the x-direction and so will have components δxx in the x-direction and δxy in the y-direction.

γ1 lx We can define strains εxx and εxy by,

δx δxx

δxy Figure 1

ε xx =

δ xx ; lx

ε xy =

δ xy lx

εxx is the direct strain, i.e. the fractional increase in length in the direction of the original vector. εxy represents rotation of the vector through the small angle γ1 where,
γ1 ≅ tan γ1 = δ xy l x + δ xx ≅ δ xy lx = ε xy

Thus in the limit as δx→ 0, γ1 → εxy. Similarly we can define strains εyy and εyx = γ2 by,

ε yy =

δ yy
ly

;

ε yx =

δ yx
ly

1

δ yx
Figure 2

δ

yy

δy ly

γ

2

as in Figure 2.

γ1

lx

Or, in general terms:

ε ij =

δ ij
li

;

where i, j = 1,2,3

The ENGINEERING SHEAR STRAIN is defined as the change in an angle relative to a set of axes originally at 90°. In particular γxy is the change in the angle between lines which were originally in the x- and ydirections. Thus, in our example (Figure 2 above):
γ xy = ( γ 1 + γ 2 ) = ε xy + ε yx or γ xy = −(γ 1 + γ 2 )

depending on sign convention.
τ yx

A
τ
xy

A'

B

C
Figure 3a

B'

C'
Figure 3b

Positive values of the shear stresses τxy and τyx act on an element as shown in Figure 3a and these cause distortion as in Figure 3b. Thus it is sensible to take γxy as +ve when the angle ABC decreases. Thus
2

γ xy = +( γ 1 + γ 2 )

Or, in general terms:

γ ij = (ε ij + ε ji )
and since

τij = τji,
we have

γij = γji.

Note that the TENSOR SHEAR STRAINS are given by the averaged sum of shear strains:

1 1 1 1 γ ij = (ε ij + ε ji ) = (γ 1 + γ 2 ) = γ ji 2 2 2 2

7.2 Mohr’s Circle for Strains
The strain tensor can now be written as:

⎡ ⎢ ε 11 ⎢1 ε ij = ⎢ y 21 ⎢2 ⎢1 y ⎢ 2 31 ⎣

1 y12 2

ε 22
1 y32 2

1 ⎤ ⎡ y13 ε 11 2 ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎢1 1 y 23 ⎥ = ⎢ y12 2 ⎥ ⎢2 1 ε 33 ⎥ ⎢ y13 ⎥ ⎣2 ⎦ ⎢

1 y12 2

ε 22
1 y 23 2

1 ⎤ y13 2 ⎥ ⎥ 1 y 23 ⎥ 2 ⎥ ε 33 ⎥ ⎥ ⎦

where the diagonal elements are the stretches or tensile strains and the off diagonal elements are the tensor shear strains. Thus our strain tensor is symmetrical, and:
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ε ij = ε ji
This means there must be a co-ordinate transformation, such that:

ε ij '

ε ij

such that : ⎡ε 1 0 ε ij = ⎢ 0 ε 2 ⎢ ⎢0 0 ⎣ 0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ ε3 ⎥ ⎦

we only have principal (=longitudinal) strains! Exactly analogous to our discussion for the transformation of the stress tensor we find this from:

ε ij ' = aik a jl ε kl

⎛ cos θ ⎜ = ⎜ − sin θ ⎜ 0 ⎝

sin θ cosθ 0

0 ⎞⎛ cos θ ⎟⎜ 0 ⎟⎜ sin θ 1 ⎟⎜ 0 ⎠⎝

− sin θ cosθ 0

0 ⎞ ⎡ε1 0 ⎟ 0 ⎟⎢ 0 ε 2 ⎢ 1 ⎟⎢ 0 0 ⎠⎣

0⎤ 0⎥ ⎥ ε3 ⎥ ⎦

⎡ ε 1 cos 2 θ + ε 2 sin 2 θ ⎢ = ⎢− ε 1 cosθ sin θ + ε 2 cosθ sin θ ⎢ 0 ⎣
And hence:

ε 1 cosθ sin θ + ε 2 cosθ sin θ ε 1 cos 2 θ + ε 2 sin 2 θ
0

0⎤ ⎥ 0⎥ ε3 ⎥ ⎦

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ε11 ' = ε1 cos 2 θ + ε 2 sin 2 θ
1 1 = (ε1 + ε1 ) − (ε 2 − ε1 ) cos 2θ 2 2

ε 22 ' = ε1 sin 2 θ + ε 2 cos 2 θ
= 1 1 (ε1 + ε1 ) + (ε 2 − ε1 ) cos 2θ 2 2

ε12 ' = γ 12 ' = −ε1 cos θ sin θ + ε 2 cos θ sin θ
1 (ε 2 − ε1 ) sin 2θ 2

1 2

=

For which we can draw a Mohr’s circle in the usual manner:

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Note, however, that on this occasion we plot half the shear strain against the direct strain. This stems from the fact that the engineering shear strains differs from the tensorial shear strains by a factor of 2 as as discussed.

7.3 Measurement of Stress and Strain - Strain Gauges
It is difficult to measure internal stresses. Strains, at least those on a surface, are easy to measure. • Glue a piece of wire on to a surface • Strain in wire = strain in material • As the length of the wire increases, its radius decreases so its electrical resistance increases and can be readily measured. In practice, multiple wire assemblies are used in strain gauges, to measure direct strains.
strain gauge _ _ _
45° 120°

Strain rosettes are employed to obtain three measurements: 7.3.1 45° Strain Rosette Three direct strains are measured
ε C

εB θ εA principal strain

ε1

Mohr’s circle for strains gives

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γ/2 B 2θ εB εC

A

ε εA

C

radius t so we can write

circle, centre s,

ε A = s + t cos(2θ ) ε B = s + t cos(2θ + 90) = s − t sin( 2θ ) ε C = s − t cos(2θ )

3 equations in 3 unknowns Using strain gauges we can find the directions of Principal strains

γ/2

ε

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7.4 Hooke’s Law for Shear Stresses
St. Venant’s Principle states that the principal axes of stress and strain are co-incident. Consider a 2-D element subject to pure shear (τxy = τyx = τo).
y

τo τo

The Mohr’s circle for stresses is

Y Q

τo

P

τo
x

X

where P and Q are principal stress axes and
σ pp = σ1 = τ o σ qq = σ 2 = − τ o τ pq = τ qp = 0

Since the principal stress and strain axes are coincident,
ε pp = ε1 =
=

σ1
E

νσ 2
E

τo
E

(1+ ν )
σ2
E

ε qq = ε 2 =

νσ1
E

=

−τ o (1+ ν ) E

and the Mohr’s circle for strain is thus
γ/2

Y Q P

the Mohr’s circle shows that

ε

εqq

εpp
X (0,−γ ) xy

ε xx = 0 − γ xy
2

=−

τo
E

(1 + ν )

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So pure shear causes the shear strain γ τo

τo
γ/2
γ/2

γ=

2τ o (1+ ν ) E
But by definition τo = Gγ so

and

G=

τo E = γ 2(1+ ν )

Use St Venants principal to work out principal stress values from a knowledge of principal strains. Two Mohrs circles, strain and stress.

ε1 =

σ1
E


E

νσ 2
E
+


E

νσ 3
E

ε2 = −
ε3 = −

νσ1
νσ1
E

σ2

νσ 3
E

νσ 2
E

+

σ3
E

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So using strain gauges you can work out magnitudes of principal strains. You can then work out magnitudes of principal stresses. Using Tresca or Von Mises you can then work out whether your vessel is safe to operate. ie below the yield criteria

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