The problem of determining stresses and deformations in anisotropic, elastic, axially homogeneous thin-walled shells subjected to equal and opposite transverse end forces, and additional moments to assure overall equilibrium, is studied. The solution procedure is on the basis of a decomposition of stresses and strains in terms of a portion dependent linearly on the axial coordinate and a portion independent of the axial coordinate. The most significant aspect of the work has to do with the analysis of the effect of anisotropy of the material. The general formulas of the theory are illustrated for a class of shells consisting of an "ordinary" material. Here explicit formulas are obtained for certain types of open- as well as closed-cross-section shells.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, San Diego

    Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences
    La Jolla, CA  United States  92093-0085
  • Authors:
    • Tsai, W T
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR 064-418 Tech Rpt 7
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69-A-02006027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM