Accession Number : AD0694382

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE HYPERCRITICAL STATE OF CYLINDRICAL GLASS-REINFORCED-PLASTIC SHELLS COMPRESSED ALONG THE AXIS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Gumenyuk,V. S. ; Kravchuk,V. S. ; Lushchik,V. V.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The hypercritical stability of circular, cylindrical shells in axial compression was investigated experimentally using shells made from fiberglass, L = 720 mm, 2R = 322 mm and h approximately 1 mm. The ratio of longitudinal to transverse layers was 1:1 and 1:2. It was found that fiberglass shells can withstand higher radical deformation and hence in this respect, fiberglass shells are more suitable for investigating the post-buckling behavior of the shells. The final conclusion is that fiberglass shells are superior to metal shells for conducting experiments in axial compression with layer radial deformation.

Descriptors :   (*ELASTIC SHELLS, STABILITY), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, ELASTIC SHELLS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, BUCKLING, GLASS TEXTILES, LOADS(FORCES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE