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Experiments on corrugated thin cylindrical shells under uniform external pressure


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Sadighi Dizaji, H and Nozohor, J and Zirakian, T, Experiments on corrugated thin cylindrical shells under uniform external pressure, Ocean Engineering, 106 pp. 68-76. ISSN 0029-8018 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.06.057


The widespread application of thin cylindrical shells has motivated many researchers to investigate the buckling behavior of such thin-walled structures. Cylindrical shells strengthened by additional external stiffeners, which are also referred to as stiffened cylindrical shells, have been extensively investigated by researchers. However, shell structures stiffened through corrugation, herein referred to as corrugated shell structures, have remained almost untouched as quite a few experimental studies have been reported in this regard. It is important to note that stiffening of thin-walled shell structures through corrugation may result in considerable conservation of material and favorable performance, and hence further studies are required to investigate the buckling stability as well as performance of corrugated shell structures. This paper presents an experimental study on such corrugated thin-walled structures under uniform peripheral pressure. Test results are compared with theoretical predictions and accordingly satisfactory results are obtained. Moreover, different buckling/failure modes are identified and investigated in the current experimental study.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cylindrical shells, experiments, external pressure, buckling, stiffening, corrugation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Metals
UTAS Author:Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T (Mr Tohid Ghanbari Ghazijahani)
ID Code:102281
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-08-10
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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