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The buckling of thin walled circular cylindrical shells under combined axial compression and bending

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Stuart, Floyd R. (1963) The buckling of thin walled circular cylindrical shells under combined axial compression and bending. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10172005-131305

Abstract

An experimental investigation of the interaction of combined axial compression and bending stresses on the buckling of cylindrical shells of similar geometry was carried out.

The shells tested were manufactured by a copper electro-forming process. This method of fabrication produced thin shells to close geometric tolerances without the usual seams.

A total of 16 buckling tests were conducted. The resulting experimental interaction curve indicates that the critical buckling stress increases with increased bending moments.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Sechler, Ernest Edwin (advisor)
  • Babcock, Charles D. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10172005-131305
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10172005-131305
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4128
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:19 Oct 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:05

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