Buckling of Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shells

by Donald J. Leone, Sr. Analytical Engr.; Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, Conn.,
Leon Ru-Liang Wang, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 295-299

Document Type: Journal Paper


The buckling characteristics of hyperbolic paraboloid shells loaded by uniform pressure were first analyzed by Reissner. Governing equations of elastic stability have been derived by Wilson and are based on the existence of an adjacent equilibrium position.

Subject Headings: Buckling | Paraboloid | Elastic analysis | Load factors | Equilibrium

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