Kirsch equations

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The Kirsch equations describe the elastic stresses around the hole in an infinite plate in one directional tension. They are named after Ernst Gustav Kirsch.

Result[edit]

Loading an infinite plate with circular hole of radius a with stress σ, the resulting stress field is:

References[edit]

  • Kirsch, 1898, Die Theorie der Elastizität und die Bedürfnisse der Festigkeitslehre. Zeitschrift des Vereines deutscher Ingenieure, 42, 797–807.