Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
mechanical engineering, engineering, buckling, buckling analysis, cracked cylinder, cylindrical shell, elastic liner
Shell structures have been widely used in engineering applications such as pipelines, aerospace and marine structures, and cooling towers. Occurring suddenly and generally inadvertently due to its nature, buckling is one of the main failure considerations in the design of these structures. Presence of defects, such as cracks, corrosion pits, blow-out holes, in shell structures may severely compromise their buckling behavior and jeopardize the structural integrity.
In this study, a numerical investigation on the buckling behavior of a cracked cylindrical shell reinforced with an elastic liner and subjected to combined axial compression was carried out. The effect of supporting liner on the buckling behavior of the cracked shell at different crack sizes and orientations were investigated. In the next step, the buckling behavior of a cracked cylindrical shell with an elastic liner subjected to the internal pressure and axial compression was studied. Different buckling modes of the cracked shell, including global, transition and locales modes are identified for different loading conditions.
The results showed that longitudinal crack has a more detrimental effect on the buckling strength of the cylindrical shell in cylinders with no elastomeric liner or with elastomeric liners with low relative stiffness. In addition, cylinders with elastomeric liners of high relative stiffness circumferential crack have a more detrimental effect on the buckling strength of the cylindrical shell.
Kim, Yoontae, "Buckling of a cracked cylindrical shell reinforced with an elastic liner" (2011). Mechanical Engineering Master's Theses. Paper 38. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20001156
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