Finite Element Stress Analysis of Composite Sucker Rods

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Eyassu Woldesenbet

Mechanical Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(4), 299-303 (Nov 18, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1618264 History: Received October 01, 2001; Revised July 01, 2003; Online November 18, 2003
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Boundary conditions and loading for the axisymmetric finite element analysis
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Benchmark for the contact analysis of composite sucker rods
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Comparison of theoretical and FEM results for the benchmark problem
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Meshed 3D Model of whole geometry
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Hoop compressive stress in first and second groove perfect contact model
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Hoop compressive stress in first and second groove imperfect contact model
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Solid model showing hoop compressive stress distribution



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