On the Initial Response of a Spherical Shell to a Concentrated Force

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M. A. Medick

Research and Advanced Development Division, AVCO Corporation, Wilmington, Mass.

J. Appl. Mech 29(4), 689-695 (Dec 01, 1962) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3640655 History: Received June 13, 1961; Online September 16, 2011


This paper is concerned with the initial response of a restricted class of thin elastic shells to localized transient loadings. Attention is restricted to those shells which are essentially spherical and shallow in a neighborhood of the loading. The initial response within this neighborhood can be approximated by the response of a (shallow) spherical shell segment to a concentrated force within the framework of a modified shallow-shell theory.

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