Accession Number : AD0634052

Title :   DEFORMATIONS AND STABILITY OF SPHERICAL SHELLS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 11 Sep 60-10 Sep 64,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV RESEARCH INST N Y

Personal Author(s) : Evan-Iwanowski,R. M.

Report Date : 10 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The purpose of this research project is to investigate the deformations and stability of deep and shallow spherical shells under the action of concentrated loads, distributed (line) loads, and uniform pressure. The following specific objectives were pursued in the current phase of work: (1) to obtain experimental data for a broad range of geometry parameters for design purposes, and to compare these results with existing and proposed analytical solutions; (2) to present phenomenological behavior of shells before, during and after buckling; (3) to determine the parameters pertinent to the description of shell behavior and the ranges of these parameters within which distinctive trends of shell behavior can be established. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), *MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), DEFORMATION, STABILITY, SPHERES

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE