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Experimental investigation of ultimate loads carried by flat, unstiffened panels under combined shear and compression

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Nagamatsu, Henry T. (1940) Experimental investigation of ultimate loads carried by flat, unstiffened panels under combined shear and compression. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11142008-140614

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The behavior of flat, unstiffened panels was investigated for two length over width ratios and five thicknesses. In each case the panels were loaded until they failed. An empirical relation was developed for the variation of the ultimate combined shear and compression stress of the form [...]. The values of m and n were found to be: m = 1.65 and n = .9 for panels with length over width ratio equal to 2, and m = 1.4 and n = 1.3 for panels with length over width ratio equal to 1 1/3. The above equations agree very closely with the experimental results.

There was a variation in the apparent shear modulus under different combined loading conditions, but no definite result was obtained.

Item Type:Thesis (Master'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
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1940
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11142008-140614
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11142008-140614
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ID Code:4562
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:25 Nov 2008
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:09

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