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Stability Studies on Cellular-Walled Circular Cylindrical Shells, Part II - Measured Behaviour of Model Shells

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Zou, RD and Foster, CG and Melerski, ES, Stability Studies on Cellular-Walled Circular Cylindrical Shells, Part II - Measured Behaviour of Model Shells, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 5, (2) pp. 134-141. ISSN 1053-5381 (1995) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study of the buckling load capacity of a form of cellular-walled circular cylindrical shell suggested by fossil shell remains. Five epoxy model shells were tested in axial compression, external pressure and pressure within the cells. The results confirmed predictions of buckling loads: that is, the shell stability can be significantly improved by pressurising the cells. Thus this form of shell has considerable potential as an engineering structure, particularly in marine situations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical Engineering
Research Field:Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Other Construction
Objective Field:Construction not elsewhere classified
Author:Foster, CG (Dr Colin Foster)
Author:Melerski, ES (Dr Edmund Melerski)
ID Code:6353
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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