2006 Volume 49 Issue 4 Pages 536-547
In this paper, an analytical solution for an infinite strip having an eccentrically located circular hole is given when the strip is subjected to a pair of side pressures. The solution is based on an approach involving Papcovich-Neuber displacement potentials and deduced using the simple forms of Cartesian and cylindrical harmonics. The boundary conditions on both sides of the strip and around the hole are completely satisfied with the aid of the relations between the Cartesian and cylindrical harmonics. The solution is shown in a graph, and the effect of the eccentric hole on the stress distribution is clarified.