The thickness functions of the shells of revolution subjected to axisymmetrical loads

Ngo Huong Nhu, Pham Hong Nga


The inverse problems for determining the meridian shape or varying thickness function of momentless shells of revolution under given loads were concerned in many works [2, 3, 4]. However, for the complexity of loads or configuration of a shell these problems haven' t bee.n solved perfectly because of its mathematical difficulties.

In this paper, the problem for determining the thickness function of shells of revolution such as a parabola, sphere arc! under axisymmetrical loads is considered. The general integro-differential equations for determination of the meridian form and shell thickness are obtained. A solution of differential equations by semi-analytical and numerical methods for the thickness is presented. The numerical solutions are given for the parabola under external pressure, the sphere immerged in the fluid and the sphere arc. Obtained results may be used in the thin shell design.

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