Application of Membrane Theory to Circular Cylindrical Shells

  • Johan Blaauwendraad
  • Jeroen H. Hoefakker
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 200)


For a circular cylindrical shell, it is convenient to apply a polar co-ordinate system to the cross-sectional profile as illustrated in Fig. 4.1. The axes are chosen in the longitudinal, circumferential and transverse directions.


Circular Cylinder Beam Theory Circumferential Direction Middle Surface Load Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyEdeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyUtrechtThe Netherlands

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