Accession Number : AD0831707

Title :   LARGE ELASTIC DEFLECTION OF A UNIFORMLY LOADED MEMBRANE STRIP,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Paul E. ; Slick, Edwin M.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This investigation concerns the large elastic deflection of a thin membrane strip with clamped ends that is subjected to a constant pressure loading that always acts normal to the deflected middle surface. assumed that the strip thickness does not change during deformation. A closed-form solution of the governing set of differential equations is derived, and numerical results giving pertinent output quantities are presented graphically. The information given here has a direct application to certain weather curtain problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEMBRANES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES), PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, DEFLECTION, LOADS(FORCES), LINEAR SYSTEMS, PAULINS, RUBBER COATINGS, PRESSURE, STRAIN(MECHANICS), STRESSES, THICKNESS, DEFORMATION, WEATHER.

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE