Accession Number : AD0270017

Title :   DISCONTINUITY STRESSES IN PRESSURE VESSELS - SHORT CIRCULAR CYLINDRICAL SHELL WITH ELLIPSOIDAL HEAD CLOSURE. PART II. SHELLS OF UNEQUAL THICKNESS

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : AU,NORMAN N.

Report Date : 24 AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Elastic stress distributions at any point of a thin pressure vessel which consists of a short circular cylindrical shell section with ellipsoidal head closures are developed on the basis of Love's classical shell theory. The head and cylinder are of different thicknesses. This leads to a consideration of the local effects of th reactions set up at the junction, the headAND CYLINDER BEING CONSIDERED AS SURFACES CAPABLE OF CARRYING BENDING STRESSES WITH LOADS WHICH ARE UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED EDGE SHEARING FORCES AND BENDING COUPLES. The resultant effect of any point is obtained by superposition of the membrane stresses and the discontinuity stresses. An illustrative example was carried out to demonstrate the application of the formulas developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PRESSURE VESSELS, *STRESSES, SHEAR STRESSES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), THICKNESS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE