Accession Number : AD0712111

Title :   ELASTIC STABILITY OF CYLINDRICAL SHELLS UNDER EXTERNAL PRESSURE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NOTRE DAME UNIV IND COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Mak,Cary K. K. ; Amaya,Luis E. ; Saxe,Harry C.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Numerical determination of the nonlinear, large displacement behavior of a complete circular cylindrical thin shell subjected to a uniform radial pressure is presented. By including second order nonlinear terms, the total potential energy of the shell system is minimized by a variation-difference method from which the load-deformation relation of the shell is obtained. The results are compared with existing linear solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUCKLING, *ELASTIC SHELLS), LOADS(FORCES), DEFORMATION, STABILITY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE