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Bending Experiments on Thin Cylindrical Shells


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Showkati, H, Bending Experiments on Thin Cylindrical Shells, Materials with Complex Behaviour II, Springer, A Ochsner, LFM da Silva, H Altenbach (ed), Germany, pp. 119-139. ISBN 978-3-642-22699-1 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22700-4_7


Cylindrical shell structures are highly susceptible to buckling phenomena when they experience compressive stress. In fact, there are few experimental researches that give the real behavior of a cylindrical shell submitted to pure bending, especially thin shells. This is due to the difficulty of pure bending applying to such thin shells and that such structures behavior under bending is frequently considered rather similar to pure compression. This chapter describes an experimental investigation of a procedure including a system for applying pure bending to cylindrical shells with radius to thickness ratio equals 155. The instrumentation consists of a new loading system in which the pure bending is applied using concentrated loads at the ends of the test model. Ultimately, the critical values for moments as well as buckling modes were compared with finite element (FE) results.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cylindrical shells, experimental technique, pure bending, buckling load, failure mode
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:93948
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-08-25
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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