Geometry of a Bulged Diaphragm

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G. S. Kular

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

M. J. Hillier

Department of Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland

J. Appl. Mech 41(2), 524-525 (Jun 01, 1974) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423326 History: Received March 01, 1973; Revised January 01, 1974; Online July 12, 2010


It is shown that the shape of the bulge deviates significantly from that of a spherical cap due to bending effects at the periphery. This result is independent of the state of anisotropy and will be significant when attempting to predict the critical strain at necking.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
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