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Stability of cylindrical glass-reinforced plastic shells

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The stability of cylindrical shells in axial compression has been experimentally investigated. The glass-reinforced plastic shells were fabricated in various ways: by winding glass strand, from glass cloth, and by a combination of the first two methods. The buckling mode and critical load were determined as functions of the ratio of shell radius to shell thickness. A statistical analysis of the test data leads to a formula with an empirical coefficient for use in practical stability calculations.

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Institute of Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, Kiev. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 5, pp. 886–891, September–October, 1969.

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Gumenyuk, V.S., Kravchuk, V.S. Stability of cylindrical glass-reinforced plastic shells. Polymer Mechanics 5, 784–788 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00855553

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  • Test Data
  • Cylindrical Shell
  • Critical Load
  • Axial Compression
  • Glass Cloth