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Stress Distribution in a Rotating Spherical Shell of Arbitrary Thickness

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M. A. Goldberg, V. L. Salerno

Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Bethpage, L. I., N. Y.

M. A. Sadowsky

Advanced Research Laboratory, Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 28(1), 127-131 (Mar 01, 1961) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3640422 History: Received February 25, 1960; Online September 16, 2011

Abstract

This paper contains an exact solution for the stress distribution in an elastic spherical shell rotating about a diametral axis. The surfaces of the shell are free of boundary tractions. The coefficients necessary to determine the stresses at any point have been calculated for eight values of a thickness parameter, α. Graphs of the maximum stress intensity as a function of α are presented.

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