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Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 249–256 | Cite as

Minimizing the mass of cylindrical shells formed from a composite material with an elastic filler and designed for strength and stability under a combined loading

  • R. S. Lukoshevichyus
  • R. B. Rikards
  • G. A. Teters
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Abstract

The mass of a multilayer cylindrical shell, formed from a composite material with an elastic filler and designed for strength and stability under the combined action of axial compression and external pressure, is minimized. The problem is formulated as one of nonlinear programming and is solved by Rossen's method of projection gradients. The strength of the material is established from analysis of the strength of the layers making up the entire bundle. Failure of an individual layer is determined from Malmeister's criterion. The structure of a shell with different external loads and the dependence of minimal mass on the stiffness of the filler and on the volume coefficient of reinforcement are investigated in numerous examples.

Keywords

Composite Material Cylindrical Shell External Load Nonlinear Programming Combine Action 
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  • R. S. Lukoshevichyus
  • R. B. Rikards
  • G. A. Teters

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