Accession Number : AD0786532

Title :   Elastic-Plastic Solution of a Two-Dimensional Tube Problem by the Finite Element Method.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : Chen,Peter C. T.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The incremental tangent-modulus approach of the finite element formulation together with the computer program has been developed for the two dimensional problem of thick-walled tubes subjected to axisymmetric loadings. The material model is elastic-plastic strain hardening, obeying the Mises yield criterion and the Prandtl-Reuss flow theory. The illustrative example is an open-end gun tube loaded by a band of internal pressure. Both the hardening and non-hardening tubes under uniform and non-uniform loadings have been considered. The numerical results of the stresses and displacement are presented only for the non-hardening tube under uniform loading condition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gun barrels, *Plastic properties, Deformation, Loads(Forces), Stresses, Numerical analysis, Displacement, Computer applications

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE