A Simple Method of Calculating Lower-Bound Limit Loads for Axisymmetric Thin Shells

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J. T. Boyle, R. Hamilton, J. Shi, D. Mackenzie

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ, Scotland

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 119(2), 236-242 (May 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842291 History: Received May 02, 1995; Revised December 11, 1996; Online February 11, 2008


In this paper, a simple method for calculating lower-bound limit loads for shells is presented, based on Ilyushin’s and Ivanov’s generalized yield criterion, respectively, and using the elastic compensation procedure. Several examples, including torispherical and conical ends, radial nozzles, and a skirted vessel, are examined using this method. The results are compared with previously published results.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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