Accession Number : AD0736530

Title :   A Computer Study of the Buckling of an Imperfect Cylindrical Shell.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dantone,Joseph John

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : An existing computer program for the geometrically nonlinear analysis of arbitrarily loaded shells of revolution was modified to incorporate initial geometric imperfections into the buckling solution of an axially loaded circular cylindrical shell. Several different boundary conditions were considered, and the predicted buckling loads were examined to determine the significance of the initial imperfections and the boundary conditions for the shell stability problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), *BUCKLING), SUBROUTINES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ANOMALIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE