Accession Number : AD0777291

Title :   Dynamic Stability of Cylindrical Shells Under Step Loading.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA GRADUATE AERONAUTICAL LABS

Personal Author(s) : Tamura,Yukio Stephen

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A study has been made to determine the dynamic stability of an imperfect circular cylindrical shell subject to a step loading in the axial direction. In the analysis, the radial displacement of the shell is approximated by a finite degree of freedom system. To assure that the created model is proper, its static buckling behavior was studied. It was found that the model gives the proper imperfection sensitivity behavior. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Cylindrical bodies, *Shells(Structural forms), Loads(Forces), Structural response, Buckling, Dynamic response, Numerical analysis

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE