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Lam, P 1971 , 'The elastic behaviour of thin cylindrical shells.', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This thesis is concerned with the study of the
behaviour of thin cylindrical.shells. Besides their
many technical uses, cylindrical shells are relatively
easy to analyse mathematically, because of their simple
geometry; at the same time they exhibit nearly all
types of behaviour that one also finds in more complicated
shell systems; thus they make . a good introduction to the
study of shells. The object is to obtain a basic understanding of
the way cylindrical shells carry their loads. Once this
understanding is achieved, realistic simplification of
the real problem is possible, allowing the setting up of
mathematical model's. One way of doing this is to observe
how a shell deforms through laboratory models. Cylindrical shells have been extensively investigated
mathematically .during recent years. The purpose of this
thesis is to present the basic elements of shell theory
in a simple manner which conforms with- modern ideas, of
structural analysis, and also to study shell behaviour
through some simple experimental tests and measurements
and numerical calculations. It is believed that, at present,
more insight into actual behaviour of structures can be
obtained through this approach than through complex
mathematical analysis. The basic mathematical information required for
a solution to a shell problem can be conveniently classified
into three basic sets of data; the equations of statics,
the equations of geometry and the load-deformation relations. These data are developed in Chapter I from basic elementary
principles of statics, geometry,and material properties.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Lam, P
Keywords: Shells (Engineering), Elastic plates and shells
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Thesis (M.Eng.Sc.) - University of Tasmania, 1971. Includes bibliographical references

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