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Elastic Stability of Shells

  • Jack R. Vinson
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 18)

Abstract

Over and above the determination of stresses and displacements in shell structures, under some loadings the question of elastic stability of a shell arises, just as it does in plates and columns. As Bushnell said in his unique paper in 1981 [11.1], “to the layman buckling is a mysterious, perhaps even awe-inspiring phenomenon that transforms objects originally imbued with symmetric beauty into junk”. For shell buckling two textbooks form the bible of the early literature: one by Timoshenko [11.2], the other by Bleich [11.3], along with six NACA Reports by Gerard and Becker, one of which deals with shells [11.4].

Keywords

Cylindrical Shell Mode Shape Internal Pressure Critical Load Axial Compression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack R. Vinson
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Composite MaterialsUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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