Stress Interference in a Transversely Isotropic Body under Axisymmetric Loading
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American Society of Civil Engineers
Journal of Engineering Mechanics
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An unbounded homogeneous transversely isotropic body of revolution containing two twin spheroidal cavities is subjected to an axisymmetric loading. The axis of loading symmetry coincides with the axis of elastic symmetry of the material and the axis of revolution of the body. The elasticity solution is obtained in series form utilizing the displacement potential representation for the equilibrium of transversely isotropic solids, and numerical results are presented for the cases of two spherical cavities perturbing uniaxial and hydrostatic tension fields in certain hexagonal crystals and in isotropic materials. Of primary interest is the influence of cavity spacing and material type on the degree of stress interference between the two perturbations.