Accession Number:

AD0604130

Title:

THERMAL STRESSES IN CONICAL SHELLS,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1952-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The paper considers the stresses in a conical shell of revolution resulting from aerodynamic pressure and thermal gradients. In particular the results are applicable to the conical tip of a missile flying at zero angle of attack a numerical example is given for a temperature distribution typical of a laminar boundary layer. It is concluded that from the standpoint of eliminating high stresses, large temperature gradients both along a ray and across the shell thickness are most undesirable. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE