Accession Number : AD0764578

Title :   Optimal Design of Submerged Elastic Cylindrical Shells.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NOTRE DAME UNIV IND COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn,Elmer Joseph , III ; Huang,Nai-Chien

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report deals with the problem of optimal design of submerged elastic cylindrical shells for maximum pressure. Approximate solution is obtained by the Rayleigh-Ritz method within the extent of presumed form of distribution function of shell thickness. Optimal configuration of the shell is found for a wide range the length-radius-ratio of the shell. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTIC SHELLS, UNDERWATER OBJECTS), (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE), OPTIMIZATION, LOADS(FORCES), BUCKLING, STRAIN(MECHANICS), DEFORMATION, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE