Accession Number : AD0771203

Title :   Buckling Analysis of Elastically Constrained Conical Shells under Hydrostatic Pressure by the Collocation Method.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA DEPT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Shalev,Avishai ; Baruch,Menahem ; Nissim,Eliahu

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A collocation method is proposed as an alternative to the conventional methods of solving buckling problems. The method is applied to hitherto unsolved buckling problems. Those are elastically supported conical shells of given geometry subjected to hydrostatic pressure. Five possible elastic supports are assumed and the variations of the critical load due to change of the supports' stiffnesses are determined. The suitability of the collocation method for buckling problems analysis is displayed in its ability to satisfy complicated boundary conditions and range differential equations with continuous derivatives.

Descriptors :   *Buckling, *Shells(Structural forms), *Hydrostatic pressure, Differential equations, Numerical analysis, Israel

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE