Accession Number : AD0786533

Title :   The Finite Element Analysis of Elastic-Plastic Thick-Walled Tubes.

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 : 34

Abstract : The incremental tangent-modulus approach of the finite element formulation together with the computer programming has been developed for the generalized plane-strain problem of the thick-walled tubes subjected to internal pressure, external pressure and end force. The material model is elastic-plastic strain-hardening, obeying the Mises yield criterion and the Prandtl-Reuss flow theory. Numerical results for the stresses and strains in the case of internal pressure only have been obtained for a linear hardening tube under all three end conditions. Comparisons with other solutions in the elastic-perfectly-plastic case have been given. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Gun barrels, *Plastic properties, Plastic deformation, Loads(Forces), Stresses, Strain(Mechanics), Numerical analysis, Computer applications

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE