SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1993

Analysis of Thick-Sectioned Composite Cylindrical Shells Under Hydrostatic Pressure


This article describes the mechanical behavior of thick-sectioned composite laminated shells subjected to hydrostatic pressure. The analysis is based on the theory of cylindrical anisotropic elasticity using a stress function approach. Quasi-isotropic laminated shells are used to demonstrate the influence of shell thickness, stacking sequence, and number of repeating sublaminates on thestrain and stress response. The effect of residual stress on the behavior of the shells is also examined.

Author Information

Yuan, FG
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Price: $25.00
Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Developed by Committee: D30
Pages: 276–288
DOI: 10.1520/STP12634S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5252-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1879-9