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Buckling of cracked cylindrical thin shells under combined internal pressure and axial compression

Vaziri, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2006

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.tws.2006.02.004
  3. Publisher: 2006
  4. Abstract:
  5. Linear eigenvalue analysis of cracked cylindrical shells under combined internal pressure and axial compression is carried out to study the effect of crack type, size and orientation on the buckling behavior of cylindrical thin shells. Two types of crack are considered; through crack and thumbnail crack. Our calculations indicate that depending on the crack type, length, orientation and the internal pressure, local buckling may precede the global buckling of the cylindrical shell. The internal pressure, in general, increases the buckling load associated with the global buckling mode of the cylindrical shells. In contrast, the effect of internal pressure on buckling loads associated with the local buckling modes of the cylindrical shell depends mainly on the crack orientation. For cylindrical shells with relatively long axial crack, buckling loads associated with local buckling modes of the cylindrical shell reduce drastically on increasing the shell internal pressure. In contrast, the internal pressure has the stabilizing effect against the local buckling for circumferentially cracked cylindrical shells. A critical crack length for each crack orientation and loading condition is defined as the shortest crack causing the local buckling to precede the global buckling of the cylindrical shell. Some insight into the effect of internal pressure on this critical crack length is provided. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Buckling ; Compaction ; Crack initiation ; Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions ; Linear equations ; Mathematical models ; Pressure effects ; Structural loads ; Buckling behavior ; Cracked cylindrical shells ; Critical crack length ; Finite element models ; Shells (structures)
  8. Source: Thin-Walled Structures ; Volume 44, Issue 2 , 2006 , Pages 141-151 ; 02638231 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0263823106000279