Accession Number:

AD0736531

Title:

Dynamic Buckling of Shallow Spherical Caps Subjected to a Nearly Axisymmetric Step Pressure Load.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The behavior of shallow spherical caps subjected to axisymmetric and nearly axisymmetric step pressure loads is examined using a digital computer program for the geometrically nonlinear analysis of arbitrarily loaded shells of revolution. A criterion for dynamic buckling under the nearly axisymmetric load is proposed and critical buckling pressures are determined for both loading conditions for a large range of cap sizes. A numerical convergence study is conducted to verify the accuracy of the results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE