NONLINEAR DYNAMICS OF HEMISPHERICAL SHELLS

The nonlinear dynamic response of a thin, clamped hemispherical shell subjected to a suddenly applied pressure is obtained. The governing fourth order, coupled, nonlinear equations are rewritten in finite difference form and the resulting matrix equation is partitioned into a form to which LU factorization can be readily applied. A "dynamic buckling" criterion is used, and both the axisymmetric and asymmetric responses are investigated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

    Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Brooklyn, NY  USA  11201
  • Authors:
    • Klosner, J M
    • Longhitano, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR 064-427
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-04380006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM