Ellipsoidlike Deformations of Tubelike Balloons—Asymptotic Solution With Boundary Layer

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Chien-Heng Wu

Department of Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Ill.

J. Appl. Mech 40(2), 569-574 (Jun 01, 1973) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423026 History: Received January 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010


A family of axially symmetrical balloons characterized by a small slenderness parameter ε is considered. The balloons are inflated by pressures proportional to ε−1 . It is shown that as ε tends to zero the inflated balloon approaches to an ellipsoidal surface of revolution.

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