Shell Stability

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C. D. Babcock

Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. 91109

J. Appl. Mech 50(4b), 935-940 (Dec 01, 1983) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167206 History: Received April 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009


Recent advances in shell buckling research are reviewed. Five separate subject areas are covered: elastic postbuckling behavior and imperfection sensitivity, plastic buckling, dynamic buckling, experiments and computations. Recent history of the research is presented emphasizing important advances in understanding. Areas of needed research and current trends are pointed out.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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