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The Behaviour and Design of Cylindrical Shell Structures

  • J. E. Harding
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 323)

Abstract

The buckling and collapse behaviour of shells is a complex subject about which numerous books have been written.

This chapter is intended to serve as a simple introduction to the behaviour and design of a restricted class of shells, namely cylindrical shells stiffened by ring or orthogonal stiffeners.

The treatment is non-mathematical with an emphasis on explaining the behaviour of the components. This is demonstrated by reference to the results of numerical analyses.

The geometries considered are typical of the main leg components of offshore rig legs and where specialist design rules are mentioned they are taken from the area of offshore design.

Keywords

Cylindrical Shell Axial Compression Local Buckling Cylindrical Panel Lateral Deflection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Harding
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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