This book provides better inputs for improvement of the buckling load predictions of stiffened cylindrical shells subjected to combined loading. It is based on the International Colloquium Buckling of shell structures, on land, in the sea and in the air, Lyon, France, 17 September 1991.
Table of Contents
1. The influence of initial imperfections on the buckling of stiffened cylindrical shells under combined loading 2. Buckling and plastic punching of circular cylindrical shell due to saddle or lug loads 3. Towards an optimal shape of cylindrical shell structures under external pressure 4. Buckling of axially compressed cylindrical shells with local geometric imperfection 5. Statistical imperfection models for buckling analysis of composite shells 6. Buckling behaviour of composite shells under combined loading 7. Effect of impact delaminations on axial buckling of composite cylinders 8. Stability-analysis of elastic shells of revolution with the transfer-matrix-method-a fast and reliable approach based on the exact solution of the shell equations 9. Simplified analyses for the buckling of shells of revolution 10. An energy based concept for dynamic stability of elastic structures 11. Stability analysis of composite sandwich shells 12. Remarks on the effective width concept for orthotropic thin shells 13. Fibre orientation effects on the buckling behaviour of imperfect composite cylinder 14. Buckling of circular conical shells of composite materials under axial compression and external load 15. The symmetrical buckling of spherical shells 16. A concept of disturbance energy for the buckling analysis of imperfect shells 17. Verification of computer programs by discussion of the results 18. On the numerical simulation of the buckling of imperfect shells 19. Nonlinear dynamic stability of elasto-plastic shell structures under impulsive lo ad 20. Buckling analysis of shells by means of the ANKA / PC cod 21. Buckling of thin cylindrical shells submitted to external pressure 22. Buckling of laminated plates and cylindrical shells subjected to combined thermal and mechanical lo a d 23. Instability of shells of revolution using ALREF: Studies for wind loaded shells 24. Stability of wind-loaded shells of cylindrical tanks with unrestrained upper edge 25. Elastic and inelastic
J.F. Jullien is Professor in civil engineering at INSA of Lyon.