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C. T. F. Ross

Bio: C. T. F. Ross is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Conical surface & Buckling. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 34 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, numerical solutions have been produced for the asymmetric instability of thin-walled circular cylindrical and truncated conical shells under external pressure, which can be applied to vessels of varying thickness or those subjected to unsymmetrical loading or with complex boundary conditions.
Abstract: Numerical solutions have been produced for the asymmetric instability of thin-walled circular cylindrical and truncated conical shells under external pressure. The solutions for the circular cylinder have shown that the assumed buckling configurations of Nash and Kaminsky were quite reasonable for fixed ends. Comparison was also made of the finite-element solution of conical shells with other analyses. From these calculations, it was shown that the numerical solutions were superior to the analytical ones, as the former could be readily applied to vessels of varying thickness or those subjected to unsymmetrical loading or with complex boundary conditions.

34 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the effects of thickness variation on natural frequencies of laminated conical shells have been studied by using a semi-analytical finite element method, where Love's first approximation thin shell theory is used to solve the problem.

52 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a semi-analytical approach for the vibration of conical and cylindrical shells has been proposed based on mass matrices, and good agreement has been found between theory and experiment for thin-walled circular cylinders and cones, a conecylinder combination, and a cooling tower model.
Abstract: Elemental mass matrices have been produced for the vibration of conical and cylindrical shells, based on a semi-analytical approach. Frequencies and modes of vibration have been compared with existing solutions and also with experimental results obtained from other sources. Good agreement has been found between theory and experiment for thin-walled circular cylinders and cones, a cone-cylinder combination, and a cooling tower model. A theoretical investigation was also made on the vibration of a circular cylinder when subjected to uniform pressure.

51 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a semi-analytical finite element analysis is presented for determining the natural frequencies of thin circular isotropic cylindrical shells with variable thickness, where Love's first approximation shell theory is used to solve the problem.

40 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a carbon fiber corrugated circular cylinder was tested to destuction under external hydrostatic pressure, where the structure was modelled with several orthotropic axisymmetric thin-walled shell elements.

23 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the free vibration characteristics of orthotropic circular cylindrical shells are analyzed using Love's first approximation shell theory, and the effect of degree of orthotropy on natural frequencies of shells is also investigated.

23 citations