Having formulated the general governing equations for shells of revolution subjected to axially symmetric loads, it is now straightforward to reduce these specifically for the case of conical shells. Similarly for composite conical shells, see Chapter 16.


Cylindrical Shell Axial Load Stress Couple Conical Shell Ballistic Impact 
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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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