Thermal Stresses in Multilayer Anisotropic Shells

by Tung D. Lin, (A.M.ASCE), Res. Engr.; Portland Cement Assoc., Skokie, IL,
D. E. Boyd, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Fac. of School of Mech. and Aerospace Engrg., Stillwater, OK,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 3, Pg. 829-845

Document Type: Journal Paper


A general method for analytically describing the stresses in multilayered, anisotropic shells of revolution subjected to axisymmetric, nonuniform temperature distributions is obtained. This study modifies an existing classical shell theory for laminated shells to include thermal effects, and is limited to symmetrical loading of thin shells of revolution. Furthermore, analytical solutions are obtained for a specialized shape (conical shell) by making a simplifying assumption regarding the material properties within the layers of the shell. Typical numerical examples are included to illustrate the theory.

Subject Headings: Thermal loads | Anisotropy | Stress analysis | Temperature distribution | Thermal analysis | Axisymmetry | Stress distribution | Laminated materials

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