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Stresses and strains in cylindrical shells

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Williams, Harry Edwin (1956) Stresses and strains in cylindrical shells. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03272007-143555

Abstract

As a consequence of assuming that the circumferential normal strain and in-plane shear strain of a cylindrical shell vanish, a relatively simple differential equation is derived which can be readily solved. An investigation of the frequencies of harmonic vibration of each Fourier component of the shell leads to a criterion determining a range of wave numbers within which the approximate method leads to satisfactory results. Experimental measurements show that solutions of the approximate equation are accurate except in the vicinity of a sharp variation of the load intensity, and so long as the length to diameter ratio of the shell is sufficiently large

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Housner, George W.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1956
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03272007-143555
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03272007-143555
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1177
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:28 Mar 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:36

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