Post-buckling Behavior of Stiffened Cross-Ply Cylindrical Shells

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M. Savoia

Istituto di Tecnica delle Costruzioni, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

J. N. Reddy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123

J. Appl. Mech 61(4), 998-1000 (Dec 01, 1994) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2901599 History: Received March 25, 1993; Revised October 25, 1993; Online March 31, 2008


The post-buckling of stiffened, cross-ply laminated, circular determine the effects of shell lamination scheme and stiffeners on the reduced load-carrying capacity. The effect of geometric imperfection is also included. The analysis is based on the layerwise shell theory of Reddy, and the “smeared stiffener” technique is used to account for the stiffener stiffness. Nu cylinders under uniform axial compression is investigated to merical results for stiffened and unstiffened cylinders are presented, showing that imperfection-sensitivity is strictly related to the number of nearly simultaneous buckling modes.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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