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Determination of buckling loads of conical shells using extrapolation techniques


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Zirakian, T, Determination of buckling loads of conical shells using extrapolation techniques, Thin-Walled Structures, 74 pp. 292-299. ISSN 0263-8231 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tws.2013.09.003


Shells are thin-walled structures whose stability and performance is governed by geometrical buckling. The buckling stability of shell structures has been investigated through numerous analytical and experimental studies. In an experimental investigation, it is quite important to determine the accurate buckling load of the structure as the critical load is usually masked by failure owing to large deformations as well as the effects of initial imperfections. On this basis, the main objective of this study is to evaluate the applicability of the Southwell, Massey, Modified, and Meck plotting methods in predicting the accurate critical buckling loads of conical shell structures with various geometrical properties. To this end, the buckling loads of several test specimens are determined through application of the aforementioned plotting methods as well as consideration of the test data for strain and displacement deformation variables, and compared with numerical and analytical predictions. Based on the findings of this study, agreement between the extrapolated and numerical as well as analytical results for buckling loads of the considered conical shell specimens is quite satisfactory, which is in turn indicative of applicability of the extrapolation techniques in experimental determination of buckling loads of shell structures.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:buckling, conical shells, experiments, deformation variables, extrapolation techniques
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:93938
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-08-25
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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