Accession Number : AD0695506

Title :   BEHAVIOR OF AN ELASTIC SPHERICAL SHELL COMPRESSED BETWEEN RIGID PLATES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1, 1 Jun 68-1 Jun 69,

Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA INST OF RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Updike,Dean P. ; Kalnins,Arturs

Report Date : 01 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The paper presents an analysis of stresses and deflections produced in a thin, complete spherical shell when it is compressed between two parallel rigid plates. The analysis accounts for finite deflections and rotations, but assumes that the material remains linearly elastic throughout the deformation. It is also assumed that the region of the shell which is in contact with the plate remains flat. The deformation state at which the contact region buckles is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPHERES, ELASTIC SHELLS), (*ELASTIC SHELLS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES), STRESSES, DEFLECTION, BUCKLING, LOADS(FORCES), ROTATION, METAL PLATES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), HEMISPHERICAL SHELLS, DEFORMATION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, METALS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE