Accession Number : AD0747061

Title :   The Influence of Periodic Axisymmetric Imperfections of Various Wavelengths on the Buckling Load of a Cylindrical Shell in Axial Compression,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Riks,Eduard

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Koiter's well-known buckling analysis of cylindrical shells with periodic axisymmetric imperfections yields a solution which is valid for imperfection of different wavelengths and amplitudes. Numerical calculations were carried out to evaluate several of these cases. Of particular interest are imperfections of the wavelength which are larger than the one considered in Koiter's original analysis. In such cases, the validity of the solution may be extended to imperfection amplitudes of a much larger order of magnitude hitherto considered. The numerical results are plotted and tabulated. A rederivation of Koiter's analysis is added in an appendix together with a brief description of the computational method that was used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), BUCKLING), LOADS(FORCES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE