Accession Number:

AD0652214

Title:

EXPERIMENTS WITH ELASTIC COMPLETE SPHERICAL SHELLS OF HIGH RADIUS-TO-THICKNESS RATIO,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Tests performed on elastic complete spherical shells of high radius-to-thickness ratio show that buckling under uniform external pressure begins with a small rotationally symmetric dimple. A series of nonsymmetric mode shapes follow, which then dominate both the dynamic and the statically stable post-buckling behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE