Analysis and experiment of a vessels shell cover in submarine structure

  • Zhang Yu-li 
  • Zeng Guang-wu 


This paper aims to achieve analysis and experiment results that relate to mechanics capability and structural parameter of a special saddle shell of revolution. Theoretically speaking, the saddle shell of revolution consists of a toroidal shell and a spherical shell. The shells simultaneous equations can be solved with harmonious terms. Where, the fundamental equations can be solved by asymptotic exponential perturbation method. The equations of special solution can be solved by Hovozhilovs special solution. This new idea is from a study of some existing solutions of the toroidal shell. The results have been proved by compared with some experimental results. The experiments aims to study the effect caused by change of material parameter, or by change of different geometric dimensions of the saddle shell, which include the change of thickness, the change of radius of shell, and the change of ribs. Finally, the accepted product of the saddle shell were reinforced by a toroidal rib has been submitted.

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saddle toroidal shell spherical shell experiment rib perturbation method 

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  • Zhang Yu-li 
    • 1
  • Zeng Guang-wu 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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