Buckling of intermediate ring supported cylindrical shells under axial compression

Xiang, Y., Wang, C. M., Lim, C. W. and Kitipornchai, S. (2005) Buckling of intermediate ring supported cylindrical shells under axial compression. Thin-Walled Structures, 43 3: 427-443. doi:10.1016/j.tws.2004.07.019

Author Xiang, Y.
Wang, C. M.
Lim, C. W.
Kitipornchai, S.
Title Buckling of intermediate ring supported cylindrical shells under axial compression
Journal name Thin-Walled Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0263-8231
Publication date 2005-03-01
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tws.2004.07.019
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 427
End page 443
Total pages 17
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper is concerned with the elastic buckling of axially compressed, circular cylindrical shells with intermediate ring supports. The simple Timoshenko thin shell theory and the more sophisticated Flügge thin shell theory have been adopted in the modeling of the cylindrical shells. We used these two representative theories to examine the sensitivity of the buckling solutions to the different degree of approximations made in shell theories. By dividing the shell into segments at the locations of the ring supports, the state-space technique is employed to derive the solutions for each shell segment and the domain decomposition method utilized to impose the equilibrium and compatibility conditions at the interfaces of the shell segments. First-known exact buckling factors are obtained for cylindrical shells of one and multiple intermediate ring supports and various combinations of boundary conditions. Comparison studies are carried out against benchmark solutions and independent numerical results from ANS YS and p-Ritz analyses. The influence of the locations of the ring supports on the buckling behaviour of the shells is examined.
Keyword Axial compression
Cylindrical shells
Flügge thin shell theory
Intermediate ring supports
State-space technique
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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