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Experiments on conical shell reducers under uniform external pressure


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Showkati, H, Experiments on conical shell reducers under uniform external pressure, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 67 pp. 1506-1515. ISSN 0143-974X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2011.03.024


In previous studies, a proliferation of research work has been undertaken on the buckling behavior of shell structures particularly conical shells. Nonetheless, no experimental studies are found in the literature on the buckling of a full and real configured model of a slender shell reducer with two cylindrical end boundaries. To this end, buckling behavior of three conical shell reducers under uniform peripheral pressure was investigated and evaluated experimentally in this paper. In addition, relevant FE simulations as well as theoretical predictions were taken into account to compare buckling load and modes of deformation. Derived results were aimed at generalizing the data for conical reducers in full scale within the range of this study.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:conical shell reducers, buckling, uniform external pressure, experiments
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:93942
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-08-25
Last Modified:2014-08-27

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