Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Thermal stresses in a plate with hyperelliptical hole

S. K. Bhullar* and J. L. Wegner
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3P6.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 September 2009
  •  Published: 30 November 2009



The aim of this paper is to study the thermal stress analysis in a plate with a hole in a hyperelliptical shape assuming the state of plane stress. The system of stress is analyzed using complex variable method under isothermal conditions.  The high stress concentration found at the edge of a hole is of great importance, therefore stress system at the tip and in the neighborhood of the tip of the hole are also studied.  Numerical calculations are computed for material steel and contour graphs are depicted to show the obtained results.


Key words: Azimuthal stresses, complex variable method, thermal stresses, plane stress.