University of Cambridge > > Engineering - Mechanics and Materials Seminar Series > Shell buckling - without those ‘imperfections’

Shell buckling - without those ‘imperfections’

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Hilde Hambro.

When buckling experiments were conducted on thin-walled cylindrical shells under axial compression, in the 1930s, it was discovered that the classical buckling analysis of the 1910s gave very poor predictions of the empirical results. Following the work of Koiter (1914 -1997), the conventional wisdom about this discrepancy between Theory and Experiment has been that the buckling process is “imperfection-sensitive”, and that imperfections are unavoidable. In this talk I shall take a different view, based on two specific novel experiments. In brief, I claim that “imperfection-sensitivity” is a solution to the wrong problem.

This talk is part of the Engineering - Mechanics and Materials Seminar Series series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.


© 2006-2024, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity