Limit Analysis of Simply Supported Circular Shell Roofs

by M. N. Fialkow,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-39

Document Type: Journal Paper


Plastic collapse of a partial circle cylindrical shell simply supported at each end with the longitudinal edges free is investigated for the case of uniform radial loading. The principles of Limit Analysis applicable to a plastic-rigid structure are utilized to develop upper and lower bounds for the collapse pressure parameter, P. Bounds are obtained for a wide range in shell shape parameters with the deviation between the mean of the bounds and either bound varying between 2 and 25 per cent.

Subject Headings: Limit analysis | Roofs | Plastics | Material failures | Parameters (statistics) | Structural failures | Cylindrical shells | Case studies

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