Accession Number : AD0618740

Title :   STRESS AND STABILITY ANALYSIS OF CYLINDRICAL AND CONICAL SHELLS. VOLUME I. AN INFINITESIMAL-BUCKLING ANALYSIS FOR TRUNCATED CONICAL SHELLS SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL PRESSURE.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., vol. 1,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pittner,E. V. ; Morton,F. G.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : An approximate energy analysis for determining the buckling load of a thin truncated conical shell under combined axial compression and external lateral pressure is presented. Numerical examples based on the present theory are given for cones subjected to hydrostatic pressure. Calculated buckling pressures for this loading are compared with results of other analyses and of recent tests. Results of the present analysis are in close agreement with these tests and with certain of the other analyses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONICAL BODIES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS)), (*GUIDED MISSILES, STRESSES), (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, LOADS(FORCES), STABILITY, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, STRAIN(MECHANICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE