Creep Rupture of Shell Structures Subjected to Cyclic Loading

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Alan C. F. Cocks

Engineering Department, The University of Leicester, Leicester, England

Frederick A. Leckie

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 95106

J. Appl. Mech 55(2), 294-298 (Jun 01, 1988) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3173675 History: Received June 05, 1987; Revised January 18, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


A bounding theorem is obtained for the time of creep rupture of shell structures subjected to cyclic loading. It is found that the shakedown concepts can be used in which a reference rupture stress replaces the yield stress.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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