Accession Number : AD0738087

Title :   Stability of Thin-Walled Unstiffened Circular Cylindrical Shells under Nonuniformly Distributed Axial Load.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Horton,W. H. ; Cox,J. W.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The report presents an experimental study of the stability of thin-walled circular cylindrical shells under nonuniformly distributed axial compression. Two techniques are given. The first is based on singla tests of many specimens; the second, on many tests on a single specimen. The results are in excellent agreement. They demonstrate that such shells buckle when the stress at any point on their surface reaches the critical value for uniform axial compression. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES), LOADS(FORCES), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, BUCKLING, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE