STRUCTURAL SHELL OPTIMIZATION STUDIES. VOLUME 4. EXPERIMENTAL BUCKLING TESTS OF MAGNESIUM MONOCOQUE ELLIPSOIDAL SHELLS SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE
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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA
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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.
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