Accession Number : AD0629580

Title :   AN ANALOG STUDY OF THE THERMAL BUCKLING BEHAVIOR OF THIN CYLINDRICAL SHELLS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Ross,Bernard

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A simple beam-column model is utilized to study the thermal buckling behavior of similar shells. Closed-form solutions of the governing differential equation are presented for the cases of simply-supported ends and clamped ends. Numerical calculations are performed and the data obtained used to construct equilibrium curves relating the axial load to the axial end shortening and to the midlength lateral deflection. The theoretical curves obtained for the clamped beam-column are in good qualitative agreement with the experimental curves recorded in an equivalent problem of a previous investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING), (*CYLINDRICAL BODIES, BUCKLING), BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), LOADS(FORCES), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, THERMAL STRESSES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE