Thin-Walled Circular Cylinders

  • M. Esslinger
  • B. Geier
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 236)


A thin ring loaded by radial compressive forces would buckle with two waves around the circumference, Fig.3.1. The same is valid for a thin-walled tube, the edges of which can deform freely. These, however, are only mental experiments.


Axial Load Initial Imperfection Scatter Region Circumferential Wave Cylinder Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Esslinger
    • 1
  • B. Geier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Flugzeugbau BraunschweigGermany

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