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 CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
Personal Author(s) : Horton, W H ; Cox, J W
PDF Url : AD0738087
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 single 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.
Descriptors : *SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, LOADS(FORCES), STABILITY, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES
Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE