ON THE PLANE STRAIN DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A CYLINDRICAL SHELL UNDER LATERAL LOADS.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO DIV OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES AND RESEARCH
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An analytical investigation of the response of a circular cylindrical shell in plane strain acted upon by arbitrary, nonaxisymmetric, time dependent normal surface tractions was carried out. Solutions were generated for three levels of shell theory a membrane theory, B Flugge theory combined bending and membrane effects, c improved theory including the effects of shear deformation and rotatory inertia. The solutions are expressed in terms of the characteristic response predicted by each theory. Finite series approximations are used to determine the characteristic response to any desired degree of accuracy. A numerical study of the initial response of the shell to a radially directed, concentrated, pure impulse was performed and detailed comparisons between the three shell theories are presented. Author