Deformation Bounds for Cyclically Loaded Shell Structures Operating Under Creep Conditions

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Alan C. F. Cocks

Engineering Department, The University of Leicester, Leicester, England

F. A. Leckie

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

J. Appl. Mech 55(3), 509-516 (Sep 01, 1988) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3125822 History: Received June 05, 1987; Revised January 18, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


Constitutive relations, based on the Bailey-Orowan’s creep theory, are used to develop a maximum work condition which includes the influence of an internal state. A bounding theorem on displacement is obtained for structures subjected to cyclic loading. An application of the bound is illustrated.

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