Accession Number : AD0714578

Title :   Experimental Investigation of the Buckling of Clamped Oval Cylindrical Shells under Axial Compression,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Feinstein,George ; Erickson,Burton ; Kempner,Joseph

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Elastic buckling under axial compression of finite, oval cylindrical shells with clamped boundaries was investigated experimentally. The determination of the buckling strength was made on a series of oval shells made of Mylar A. The test results indicated that the discrepancy between theoretical and experimental initial buckling loads for the ovals is similar to that of the circular cylindrical shells. However, in contrast to the circular case, a collapse load significantly exceeding the initial buckling load is observed in the case of ovals with moderate-to-large eccentricity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING), LOADS(FORCES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE