Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 784–788 | Cite as

Stability of cylindrical glass-reinforced plastic shells

  • V. S. Gumenyuk
  • V. S. Kravchuk


The stability of cylindrical shells in axial compression has been experimentally investigated. The glass-reinforced plastic shells were fabricated in various ways: by winding glass strand, from glass cloth, and by a combination of the first two methods. The buckling mode and critical load were determined as functions of the ratio of shell radius to shell thickness. A statistical analysis of the test data leads to a formula with an empirical coefficient for use in practical stability calculations.


Test Data Cylindrical Shell Critical Load Axial Compression Glass Cloth 
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  • V. S. Gumenyuk
  • V. S. Kravchuk

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