The deformation theory of plasticity is considered as a means for obtaining a solution to the problem of calculating stress and strain concentration factors at geometric discontinuities where the local stress state exceeds the yield strength of the material. Through the use of the Hencky-Nadai constitutive law and the Von Mises failure criteria, the elastoplastic element stiffness matrix is derived for a plane stress triangular plate element. An elastoplastic solution is arrived at by considering direct-iterative and finite element techniques. Verification of the analytical results is obtained by considering a numerical example and comparing the calculated results with published experimental and analytical data.

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