In Reply to: notched beam deformation posted by Alan Springer on 02/09/00 at 6:58 AM:
I have been using a machine design book that, though a bit old, seems to be complete in itself and has discussions on almost all topics related to machine elements. The title of th book is
Design of Machine Elements 4th Edition. by Virgil Moring Faires.
Discussions on problems associated with notched beams can be found, I think, on section about variable stresses.
I hope this helps.
p.s. If you need more references, perhaps this link to a book-search site can help too:
: Several years ago I came across a steel notched beam model in a mechanical engineering book. Deformation of the model was described as the notched beam was stretched. Unfortunately, I did not write down the source and am having problems finding the book again. Any reference dealing with the deformation of a notched beam would be appreciated.