Accession Number:

AD0818474

Title:

FLEXIBLE PLATES AND SHELLS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 May 66-22 Jan 67,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

489.0

Abstract:

This book is concerned with the general theory of finite deflections of thin elastic plates and shells. The nature of the governing equations is such that deflections are essentially limited to several times the plate or shell thickness, in the spirit of the usual von Karman approximation. Finite deflections of laterally loaded rectangular plates with various edge conditions are treated in detail. The postbuckling behavior of ordinary and rib-stiffened rectangular plates subject to in-plane loads is also examined. The finite deflections of circular plates subject to axisymmetric lateral or in-plane loads are examined. Finite deflections of shallow shells in the form of curved panels subject to lateral load are studied on the basis of an approximate shell theory. The postbuckling behavior of cylindrical panels subject to various in-plane normal and shear forces is treated in detail. The finite-deflection buckling of circular cylindrical shells subject to axial compression, lateral loads, or torsion is examined with a consideration of the effects of initial geometric imperfections. Lastly, the finite-deformation buckling of spherical shells and spherical caps is treated by an approximate shell theory. The approximate theories are correlated with available experimental evidence wherever possible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE