Accession Number:

AD0619097

Title:

STRUCTURAL SHELL OPTIMIZATION STUDIES. VOLUME 4. EXPERIMENTAL BUCKLING TESTS OF MAGNESIUM MONOCOQUE ELLIPSOIDAL SHELLS SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A design curve is presented for estimating the buckling pressure for monocoque ellipsoidal shells subjected to an external hydrostatic pressure. This empirical estimation is based on test results from six magnesium ellipsoidal shells with a major to minor radius ratio of three.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE