Stress Analysis of Submerged Cylindrical Structures by Elasticity and Shell Theories

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E. Amirgholizadeh, C. W. Bert

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. 73019

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(3), 211-216 (Sep 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230405 History: Received May 01, 1981; Revised November 20, 1981; Online October 22, 2009


A thick-walled circular cylinder, made of either isotropic or composite material, is analyzed using closed-form solutions to two different theories. The cylinder is submerged, so that the loading includes gravity body forces, external hydrostatic pressure at the outer boundary, and a physically realistic distribution of counterbuoyancy force at the inner boundary. The elasticity theory is formulated as one in plane strain using the Airy stress function. The shell theory used is a refined thick shell theory formulated in terms of generalized displacements.

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