An investigation into the plastic buckling paradox for circular cylindrical shells under non-proportional loading

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Shamass, R, Alfano, G and Guarracino, F (2015). An investigation into the plastic buckling paradox for circular cylindrical shells under non-proportional loading. Thin-Walled Structures. 95, pp. 347-362.
AuthorsShamass, R, Alfano, G and Guarracino, F
Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Abstract Many authors in the literature agreed that the flow theory of plasticity either fails to predict buckling or overestimates plastic buckling stresses and strains of plates and shells while the deformation theory succeeds in forecasting buckling and provides estimates that are more in line with the experimental results. Following a previous study by the same authors focused on compressed cylinders, the present work aims to investigate the reasons for the discrepancy between the flow and deformation theory predictions in the case of cylinders subjected to combined axial tensile load and increasing external lateral pressure. To this end, geometrically nonlinear finite-element calculations of selected cylindrical shells using both the flow theory and the deformation theory of plasticity have been conducted, and the results are compared with some accurate physical test results and with numerical results obtained by other authors using the code BOSOR5. It is found, contrary to common belief, that very good agreement between numerical and test results can be obtained in the case of the flow theory of plasticity. The reasons underlying the apparent plastic buckling paradox are discussed in detail.

Keywords0901 Aerospace Engineering; 0905 Civil Engineering; 0913 Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering
Year2015
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Journal citation95, pp. 347-362
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN0263-8231
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.tws.2015.07.020
Publication dates
Print10 Oct 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Dec 2017
Accepted24 Jul 2015
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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