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Validation of Lower-Bound Estimates for Compression-Loaded Cylindrical ShellsThe traditional approach used in the design of stability critical thin-walled circular cylin- ders, is to reduce unconservative buckling load predictions with an empirical knockdown factor. An alternative analysis-based approach to determine a lower bound buckling load for cylinders under axial compression is to use a lateral perturbation load to create an initial imperfection and determine the buckling load while that load is applied. This paper describes a preliminary e ort to develop a test capability to verify this approach. Results from tests of three aluminum alloy cylinders are described and compared to nite element predictions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Haynie, Waddy T.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hilburger, Mark W.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Bogge, Massimiliano
(Politecnico di Turin Turin, Italy)
Kriegesmann, Benedikt
(Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
April 19, 2012
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2012-1689
Meeting Information
53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference(Honolulu, HI)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 869021.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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