DYNAMIC BUCKLING OF SHALLOW SPHERICAL CAPS SUBJECTED TO A NEARLY AXISYMMETRIC STEP PRESSURE LOAD

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 arbitrary 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)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Burt, J A
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Pagination: 37 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00033667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1972 12:00AM