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The intricacy in Lekhnitskii’s available single power series solution for stress distribution around hole edge for both circular and noncircular holes represented by a hole shape parameter ε is decoupled by introducing a new technique. Unknown coefficients in the power series in ε are solved by an iterative technique. Full field stress distribution is obtained by following an available method on Fourier solution. The present analytical solution for reinforced square hole in an orthotropic infinite plate is derived by completely eliminating stress singularity that depends on the concept of stress ratio. The region of validity of the present analytical solution on reinforcement area is arrived at based on a comparison with the finite element analysis. The present study will also be useful for deriving analytical solution for orthotropic shell with reinforced noncircular holes.


Three main tools to study graphs mathematically are to make use of the vertex degrees, distances and matrices. The classical graph energy was defined by means of the adjacency matrix in 1978 by Gutman and has a large number of applications in chemistry, physics and related areas. As a result of its importance and numerous applications, several modifications of the notion of energy have been introduced since then. Most of them are defined by means of graph matrices constructed by vertex degrees. In this paper we define another type of energy called q-distance energy by means of distances and matrices. We study some fundamental properties and also establish some upper and lower bounds for this new energy type.