Small Deflections of Linear Elastic Circular Membranes Under Lateral Pressure

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B. Storåkers

Department of Strength of Materials and Solid Mechanics, The Royal Institute of Technology, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

J. Appl. Mech 50(4a), 735-739 (Dec 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167138 History: Received October 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009


The classical Föppl equations, governing the deflection of plane elastic membranes, are cast in a form convenient for numerical analysis in the case of a circular contour. A solution based on a standard computer method is given for uniform pressure load. Quantitative results within determined accuracy are reported in considerable detail together with a discussion of the physical range of validity.

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