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Axial Compression Test of Thin Circular Cylinders. A. Length Effect. B. Visual Study of Buckling


Kanemitsu, Sunao and Nojima, Noble M. (1939) Axial Compression Test of Thin Circular Cylinders. A. Length Effect. B. Visual Study of Buckling. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/HBZ9-MZ48.


A: This portion of the report contains results obtained from compression tests on 95 thin-walled steel circular cylinder. The tested cylinders were mainly of very small L/R ratio and large R/t ratio.

The results are compared with the existing theoretical failing stresses and are also presented in a non dimensional form, δ/E. The failure stress is best given by the equation δ/E = 9(t/R)1.6 + .16(T/L)1.3. This equation shall be limited for use for L/R greater than 0.1 and for L/R greater than 1.5 assume L/R = 1.5.

B: A visual study of buckle formation is presented to aid future research which may be done on compression of thin cylinders.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:thin circular cylinders ; (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
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1939
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12052005-105325
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ID Code:4791
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Deposited On:06 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Aug 2023 23:58

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