Accession Number:

AD0689135

Title:

THERMAL BUCKLING OF CIRCULAR CYLINDRICAL SHELLS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This paper presents the results of several theoretical and experimental investigations made in connection with the problem of thermal buckling of circular cylindrical shells. In the Introduction, a brief survey is made of thermal effects on aircraft and missile structures, which include creep, thermal stresses, thermal buckling, and design criteria. Some of the features characterizing problems of thermal buckling, and methods of solution are outlined. The solutions to two problems of the thermal buckling of thin-walled circular cylindrical shells are given. In the first of these problems the temperature is assumed to vary the circumferential direction, giving rise to axial thermal stresses which vary in the circumferential direction. The second problem treats the case of hoop stresses varying only in the axial direction which may be obtained for certain thermal inputs and boundary conditions. The results of an experimental investigation of the thermal buckling of thin-walled circular cylindrical shells are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE