Bending experiments on thin cylindrical shells

Tohid Ghanbari Ghazijahani, Hossein Showkati

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Cylindrical shell structures are highly susceptible to buckling phenomena when they experience compressive stress. In fact, there are few experimental researches that give the real behavior of a cylindrical shell submitted to pure bending, especially thin shells. This is due to the difficulty of pure bending applying to such thin shells and that such structures behavior under bending is frequently considered rather similar to pure compression. This chapter describes an experimental investigation of a procedure including a system for applying pure bending to cylindrical shells with radius to thickness ratio equals 155. The instrumentation consists of a new loading system in which the pure bending is applied using concentrated loads at the ends of the test model. Ultimately, the critical values for moments as well as buckling modes were compared with finite element (FE) results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials with complex behaviour II
Subtitle of host publicationproperties, non-classical materials and new technologies
EditorsAndreas Öchsner, Lucas F. M. da Silva, Holm Altenbach
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783642227004
ISBN (Print)9783642226991, 9783642448003
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (4th : 2010) - Paris, France
Duration: 5 Jul 20107 Jul 2010
Conference number: 4th

Publication series

NameAdvanced Structured Materials
ISSN (Print)1869-8433
ISSN (Electronic)1869-8441


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (4th : 2010)
Abbreviated titleACE-X 2010


  • Cylindrical shells
  • Experimental technique
  • Pure bending
  • Buckling load
  • Failure mode


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