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Experimental Deflection Survey of Cantilever Sectors of Uniform Thickness


Henry, William Earl (1949) Experimental Deflection Survey of Cantilever Sectors of Uniform Thickness. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/A463-DC95.


The purpose of this investigation was to study the deflection patterns of uniform thickness 24ST aluminum alloy sectors fixed on one radius and subjected to transverse loads. This investigation consisted of obtaining deflection data in the form of influence coefficients for cantilever sectors of opening angles varying from 0 to 180 degrees. The deflection data are presented in a form that requires only a matrix multiplication to obtain the deflection pattern of any sector of the same material constants and dimensions as those used in this investigation. For sectors of different material constants and dimensions the deflection pattern may be obtained by interpolation of the data presented in this investigation and use of elementary elastic relationships. The comparison of the experimental and analytical solution of the deflection pattern of a 45 degree sector subjected to a shear loading and radial moments along the curved boundary showed satisfactory agreement. This investigation was carried out at the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (referred to hereafter as GALCIT).

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautics
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)
  • Housner, George W. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1949
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01282009-152036
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ID Code:397
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Deposited On:29 Jan 2009
Last Modified:28 Mar 2023 00:20

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