Accession Number : AD0741198

Title :   Further Study of Snap through Behavior of Clamped Spherical Caps.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1966-1971,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF CIVIL MECHANICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hyman,Barry I.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A previous approximate analysis of the subject problem is modified in This paper by including terms which had previously been neglected in the strain energy integral. The governing equations for the displacements are expressed in uncoupled form and a Frrobenius type solution is obtained. By using a strain related parameter as the independent variable, the complete load deflection curve of the cap is generated without recource to numerical iteration procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING), STRAIN(MECHANICS), DEFORMATION, POTENTIAL ENERGY, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE