Accession Number : AD0736531

Title :   Dynamic Buckling of Shallow Spherical Caps Subjected to a Nearly Axisymmetric Step Pressure Load.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Burt,John Alan

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The behavior of shallow spherical caps subjected to axisymmetric and nearly axisymmetric step pressure loads is examined using a digital computer program for the geometrically nonlinear analysis of arbitrarily loaded shells of revolution. A criterion for dynamic buckling under the nearly axisymmetric load is proposed and critical buckling pressures are determined for both loading conditions for a large range of cap sizes. A numerical convergence study is conducted to verify the accuracy of the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), *BUCKLING), LOADS(FORCES), BODIES OF REVOLUTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE