Analysis of the Influence of Stiffness Reduction on the Load Carrying Capacity of Ring-stiffened Cylindrical Shell

Load carrying capacity is of importance in the evaluation of the stability of submarine pressure shell structure. During the buckling process of cylindrical shell under hydrostatic pressure, the total potential energy of ring-stiffened cylindrical shell can be divided into constant component, linear component and square nonlinear component. Based on the derivations of buckling loads of smooth cylindrical shell and ring-stiffened cylindrical shell, the reduced stiffness method (RSM) is applied to assess the role of different stiffness reductions in the evaluation of stable load carrying capacity of cylindrical shell. This study shows: (1) the circumferential membrane stiffness is influence the stability of cylindrical shell largest; (2) the ring ribs have a significant effect on the overall stability of ring-stiffened cylindrical shells under hydrostatic pressure; (3) the circumferential buckling wave number of ring-stiffened cylindrical shell may not depend on the membrane stiffness reduction of shell, but it increases with the bending stiffness reduction of ring ribs.


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  • Accession Number: 01633456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2017 10:44AM