Limit Analysis of Nonsymmetrically Loaded Spherical Shells

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S. Palusamy

Department of Civil Engineering, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

N. C. Lind

Solid Mechanics Division, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 39(2), 422-430 (Jun 01, 1972) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422695 History: Received November 17, 1970; Revised April 21, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


Upper and lower bounds are found for limit loads on nonsymmetrically loaded spherical shells. The influence of geometrical and load parameters are discussed. The analytical results are compared with the results of tests on four steel models.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
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