Bifurcation Analysis of Shallow Spherical Shells with Meridionally Nonuniform Loading

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Abstract

Numerical solutions of the relevant boundary value problem suggest that the first bifurcation from the basic solution for a spherical cap under a class of meridionally nonuniform loading is to a dimple state. Delicate asymptotic analysis of the linearized buckling problem confirm this observation.