Accession Number : AD0635644

Title :   DYNAMIC STABILITY OF A THIN CYLINDER UNDER RADIAL PRESSURE.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fan, T. C.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A study is made of how a cylinder behaves when it is subjected to a transient external pressure. In this memorandum, only the instability of the cylinder is examined. This is termed dynamic stability, since the loading is time-dependent. The motions in the three principal directions of a cylinder are purposely considered together to see the influence of their interaction on the mode of failure, compared to earlier work for a single motion. The results show that the mode of failure varies with geometry, numbers of buckle waves for a given loading, and material selected. The influence of the loading rate is also studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES), (*DYNAMICS, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS)), BUCKLING, STABILITY, PERTURBATION THEORY, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE