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The effects of elliptic and rectangular cutouts on the buckling of cylindrical shells loaded by axial compression

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Toda, Susumu (1975) The effects of elliptic and rectangular cutouts on the buckling of cylindrical shells loaded by axial compression. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12042006-090542

Abstract

The results of experimental investigations of the effect of elliptic cutouts on the buckling of thin cylindrical shells under axial compression are presented. The experiments were performed on Mylar shells with a radius to thickness ratio of 400 and with two diametrically opposed circular, elliptic or rectangular holes. The results show that, for a given shell geometry, the area of a cutout determined the shell buckling behavior, but that the configuration of the cutout had little influence on the buckling loads.

A simplified analytical study based on Van Dyke's stress analysis and a strictly empirical design formula which gives a lower bound for the existing experimental data are also presented.

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
Thesis Committee:
  • Sechler, Ernest Edwin (chair)
  • Babcock, Charles D.
  • Housner, George W.
Defense Date:13 August 1974
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12042006-090542
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12042006-090542
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4776
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:11

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