Effect of an Axisymmetric Imperfection on the Plastic Buckling of an Axially Compressed Cylindrical Shell

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S. Gellin

Department of Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y. 14214

J. Appl. Mech 46(1), 125-131 (Mar 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424483 History: Received May 01, 1978; Revised July 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


The effect of a sinusoidal axisymmetric shape imperfection on the plastic buckling of a long cylindrical shell under axial compression is studied. The load at which nonaxisymmetric bifurcation from the axisymmetric state occurs is determined as a function of the imperfection amplitude for relatively thin shells. Imperfection-sensitivity in the plastic range is contrasted with that in the elastic range.

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