Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp 1153–1163

# General solution of the overall bending of flexible circular ring shells with moderately slender ratio and applications to the bellows (III)—Calculation for C-shaped bellows

• Zhu Wei-ping
• Huang Qian
Article

## Abstract

This is one of the applications of Part (I), in which the angular stiffness, the lateral stiffness and the corresponding stress distributions of C-shaped bellows were calculated. The bellows was divided into protruding sections and concave sections for the use of the general solution (I), but the continuity of the stress resultants and the deformations at each joint of the sections were entirely satisfied. The present results were compared with those of the other theories and experiments, and are also tested by the numerically integral method. It is shown that the governing equation and the general solution (I) are very effective.

### Key words

theory of flexible shell circular ring shell C-shaped bellows overall bending general solution

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