Accession Number:

AD0736277

Title:

Some New Developments in the Foundations of Shell Theory.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

175.0

Abstract:

A comprehensive and consistent theory of thin shells has been presented. Approximate strain and curvature-change tensors as well as approximate equilibrium equations and boundary conditions for various magnitudes of the tilt and the in-plane rotation have been given. Constitutive equations for isotropic, elastic shells have been derived by considering the strain energy as a quadratic functional of the deformation measures. Finally a complete set of stability equations has been given along with a set of boundary conditions for conservative edge loading.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE