General Shells of Revolution

  • M. B. Bickell
  • C. Ruiz


The analysis in Chapters 5 and 6 is often sufficient to enable the designer to calculate the stresses in the basic shell of a pressure vessel, but in many cases it must be supplemented by a knowledge of the behaviour of cones, toroids, ellipsoids, etc. These shapes of shell are usually employed as transition pieces or end closures and because they introduce a rapid change of shape they are often highly stressed.


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© M. B. Bickell and C. Ruiz 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Bickell
    • 1
  • C. Ruiz
    • 2
  1. 1.Babcock & Wilcox Ltd.UK
  2. 2.University of SheffieldUK

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