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

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Butterworth, Wesley T. (1938) 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-12282005-095455

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Four series of tests were made on flat, unstiffened panels under combined shear and compression loading for two thicknesses and two length over width ratios. In each case, the panels were carried to their ultimate loads. An empirical relation was developed for the variation of shear and compressive stresses of the form: [...] + [...] = 1, where: [...] = failure stress, pure compression, [...] = failure stress, pure shear. The above equation was found to hold for the entire range of thicknesses and length over width ratios investigated.

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 1938
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12282005-095455
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12282005-095455
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5150
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:29 Dec 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:15

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