Dynamic Plastic Pulse Buckling Beyond Strain-Rate Reversal

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H. E. Lindberg, T. C. Kennedy

Engineering Mechanics Department, Poulter Laboratory, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 42(2), 411-416 (Jun 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423591 History: Received September 01, 1974; Revised December 01, 1974; Online July 12, 2010


A large deflection, elastic-plastic numerical theory (SABOR/DRASTIC 6) is used to investigate dynamic buckling motion beyond strain-rate reversal in cylindrical shells under radial impulse. It is found that the mode number of the most amplified harmonic is smaller than predicted by the simple analytic tangent modulus theory because of the increased stiffness after strain-rate reversal, neglected in the simple theory. Nevertheless, the simple theory gives reasonable estimates for threshold buckling impulses. In buckling well beyond threshold (about three times the threshold impulse in a thin shell, radius-to-thickness ratio of 120) plastic deformation becomes more localized at the buckle crests, but compressive strain continues to dominate so that a simple plastic hinge postbuckling analysis would be inadequate. Accuracy of the numerical theory is confirmed by comparison with experiment (asymmetric loading below buckling threshold and symmetric loading above) and with the tangent modulus theory prior to strain-rate reversal.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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