Analysis of Moderately Thick Shells of Revolution

by John E. Goldberg, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Struct. Engrg.; Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind.,
Divaker V. Pathak, (A.M.ASCE), Research Asst.; Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind.,
Yu-Kuang Tang, (A.M.ASCE), Specialist; Nuclear Energy Div., General Electric, San Jose, Calif.; formerly, Research Asst., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 821-838

Document Type: Journal Paper


Using plausible transverse distributions of stress and a functional distinction between the differential transverse shears, a new method is presented for analysis of moderately thick arbitrary shells of revolution. The equations, obtained by a variational procedure, are written as a mixed first-order system for numerical integration. Sample results from two examples are included in the paper.

Subject Headings: Stress distribution | Stress analysis | Shear stress | Dilatancy | Transverse shear | Arbitration | Integrated systems | Numerical methods

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