On Pure Bending and Stretching of Orthotropic Laminated Cylindrical Shells

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E. Reissner

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

W. T. Tsai

Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 41(1), 168-172 (Mar 01, 1974) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423217 History: Received October 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010


The paper considers pure bending and stretching of axially uniform, orthotropic nonhomogeneous (laminated) thin-walled beams, as a problem of the theory of thin shells. In analyzing this problem, it is found that the stretching and bending stiffness factors for such shells are generally different for closed-cross-section shells and for longitudinally slit shells. While an analogous result for torsion of (homogeneous) shells is well known, the significance of the present results for the problems of bending and stretching of laminated shells lies in the fact that no such effect exists for homogeneous shells.

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