Generalized stress concentration factors for equilibrated forces and stresses

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations


As a sequel to a recent work we consider the generalized stress concentration factor, a purely geometric property of a body that for the various loadings indicates the ratio between the maximum of the optimal stress and maximum of the loading fields. The optimal stress concentration factor pertains to a stress field that satisfies the principle of virtual work and for which the stress concentration factor is minimal. Unlike the previous work, we require that the external loading be equilibrated and that the stress field be a symmetric tensor field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-315
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Elasticity
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005


  • Continuum mechanics
  • Forces
  • Integrable deformations
  • Stress concentration factor
  • Stresses
  • Trace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Generalized stress concentration factors for equilibrated forces and stresses'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this