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A Study of a Laterally Loaded Thin Circular Cylindrical Shell


Hayashi, Paul Hideo (1954) A Study of a Laterally Loaded Thin Circular Cylindrical Shell. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/CJ37-CB17.


A new analysis of the stress distribution in a laterally-loaded, thin, circular, cylindrical shell is presented. It is shown that the mathematical analysis required is much simplified if the shell has zero shear strain and zero circumferential strain. With these hypotheses the stress distribution for an axial line load is calculated, and experimental measurements are made of the stresses in a shell with such a load. The computed and measured stresses agree with in the limits of experimental accuracy. It is concluded that the proposed method of stress analysis will give satisfactory values for the stresses providing the ratio of length of cylinder to radius is sufficiently large and so long as there are no abrupt variations in load intensity.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Mechanical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Housner, George W.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1954
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01072004-113713
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ID Code:49
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Deposited On:08 Jan 2004
Last Modified:08 Jun 2023 22:31

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