Membrane Analysis of Composite Reinforced Composite Spherical Shells

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D. M. Boussouf

Department of Engineering Systems, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1614

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 114(1), 101-104 (Feb 01, 1992) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2928998 History: Received February 24, 1990; Revised May 14, 1991; Online June 17, 2008


This paper presents a stress analysis of composite reinforced spherical shells with closed apex. The shell structure may be composed of an isotropic metal layer and a unidirectional composite layer. The analysis uses the load-sharing approach and assumes no shear transfer between layers. Analytical solutions for layered spherical structures which are subject to both mechanical and thermal loading are derived. Numerical results are presented. The difference in radii of the liner and the composite overwrap is taken into account.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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