Accession Number : AD0619096

Title :   STRUCTURAL SHELL OPTIMIZATION STUDIES. VOLUME 3. INFLUENCE COEFFICIENTS AND FUNCTIONS OF FULL-TAPERED CONICAL SHELLS WITH APPLICATIONS TO THEIR OPTIMIZATION UNDER AXIAL LOADING.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Tsui,E. Y. W.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : An analysis of linearly tapered conical shells under axisymmetrical loads is presented. Influence coefficients and their related functions for the full conical shells within the practical range of shell parameters are evaluated by the high-speed digital computer. Facts concerning the convergency of the series solutions and the deviation of the influence coefficients between the tapered and uniform cones having average thicknesses are discussed. Also, the applications of these coefficients to the optimization of the elastically supported tapered cones under axial load is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), OPTIMIZATION), (*CYLINDRICAL BODIES, STRESSES), (*CONICAL BODIES, LOADS(FORCES)), DEFORMATION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, THICKNESS, GUIDED MISSILES, SPACECRAFT, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE