STRESS AND STABILITY ANALYSIS OF CYLINDRICAL AND CONICAL SHELLS: VOLUME II. A METHOD OF ANALYSIS FOR BUCKLING OF MONOCOQUE CONICAL SHELLS SUBJECTED TO HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE.
Final technical rept., vol. 2,
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF
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A simple, approximate method of analysis for the buckling of a thin-walled conical shell subjected to external hydrostatic pressure is presented for use in stress analysis. Based on an application of the concept of an equivalent cylinder, design curves are given covering the whole range of taper ratios from 0 a cylinder to 1 a complete cone. Recent tests of cones under hydrostatic pressure are also described. The results of these tests and all other available test data on this subject are presented in tabular form. The agreement between the suggested method of analysis and the test data is shown to be reasonably close for the complete range of design parameters investigated. Author