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Dynamic Buckling of Shallow Spherical Shells

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R. E. Ball, J. A. Burt

Department of Aeronautics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 40(2), 411-416 (Jun 01, 1973) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422998 History: Received December 01, 1971; Revised July 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

The dynamic behavior of clamped shallow spherical shells subjected to axisymmetric and nearly axisymmetric step-pressure loads is examined using a digital computer program for the geometrically nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of arbitrarily loaded shells of revolution. A criterion for dynamic buckling under the nearly axisymmetric load is proposed and critical buckling pressures are determined for a large range of shell sizes.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
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