Accession Number:

AD0691444

Title:

LARGE DEFLECTION ANALYSIS OF ELASTIC-PLASTIC SHELLS OF REVOLUTION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 1, 1 Jun 30 Nov 68,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A finite element method is developed for the large deflection elastic-plastic analysis of axisymmetric shells of revolution. Results were obtained for a torisphere under internal pressure and also for centrally loaded spheres. A study was made of the effect of elastic-plastic behavior on the buckling of spheres with axisymmetric imperfections subjected to external pressure. It was found that plastic yielding played a significant role in reducing the buckling pressure of these shells. The influence of plastic yielding increased with increase of the thickness to radius ratio. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE