Buckling of Composite Material Shells

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


Analogous to Chapter 11, treating the buckling of shells of isotropic materials, this Chapter presents analogous results for the buckling of shells which involve anisotropic, layered composite construction. Cylindrical shells are treated herein, unless otherwise specifically noted. All of the equations presented herein emanate from Reference 20.1.


Cylindrical Shell Circular Cylindrical Shell Thermal Buckling Sandwich Shell Laminate Composite Cylindrical Shell 
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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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