Accession Number : AD0260208

Title :   ON THE BASIC THEORY OF THIN CYLINDRICAL SHELLS

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MASS

Personal Author(s) : BOWIE,OSCAR L.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A three-dimensional solution for cylindrical shells is considered and sets of solutions satisfying the exact equilibrium equations are generated. A revision of the procedure for approximating the boundary conditions is presented. This procedure is based on an order of magnitude estimate of the generating displacement coefficients f the solution and leads toAN EFFECTIVE SCHEME FOR DETERMINING THE FORM OF SOLUTION. Using this approach, the range o applicability of conventional thin shell theory can be extended to moderately thick cylinders. The solution is carried out numerically for the case of bending moments acting on the ends of the cylinder. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CYLINDRICAL BODIES, *DEFORMATION, *SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, STRESSES, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE