Stresses in Spherical Shells Due to Local Loadings Over a Rectangular Area

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T. L. Chao

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, West Mifflin, Pa. 15122–0079

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 107(2), 205-207 (May 01, 1985) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264436 History: Received December 12, 1983; Revised November 28, 1984; Online November 05, 2009


Analytical solutions for displacements, membrane stresses, and bending stresses in spherical shells due to local loadings over a rectangular area were developed. The three types of loading considered are radial load, overturning moment load, and tangential shear load.

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