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Pressurized fuselage stress analysis


Chase, Robert A. (1955) Pressurized fuselage stress analysis. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


Theoretical methods for obtaining the complete stress analysis of a pressurized, stiffened circular cylinder of special geometry are presented. In certain limiting cases, the exact solutions are tractable, but in general the solutions lead to approximate results. There are practical cases for which none of the solutions is applicable. Accompanying the theoretical analysis is a short experimental program consisting of the strain gage instrumentation and testing of a Lucite and cellulose acetate model of typical aircraft structural geometry. The results compare favorably with the theoretical analysis.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1955
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12022003-161233
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ID Code:4711
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Deposited On:04 Dec 2003
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:11

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