Key Response Features of Spherical Inflatables Under Axisymmetric Liquid Loading

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Marek Stanuszek

Computer Centre, Crackow University of Technology, Cracow 31-155, Poland

Peter G. Glockner

Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, T2N 1N4 Canada

Appl. Mech. Rev 48(11S), S36-S43 (Nov 01, 1995) doi:10.1115/1.3005080 History: Online April 29, 2009


Results on the large deflection and stability behavior of spherical inflatables subjected to axisymmetric hydrostatic loading are presented. Using an Eulerian description and assuming inextensibility, a set of integro-differential equations of the Volterra type defining the problem are solved numerically in the pond region. Using a numerical algorithm, the complete load-deflection behavior is determined for structures of different initial geometries and for various densities. Special attention is paid to γ = 9.0.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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