A Simple Upper-Bound Method for Calculating Approximate Shakedown Loads

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R. Hamilton, J. T. Boyle, 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 120(2), 195-199 (May 01, 1998) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842240 History: Received April 13, 1995; Revised November 04, 1997; Online February 11, 2008


A simple approach for calculating upper-bound shakedown loads is described. The method is based on a series of iterative elastic finite element analyses (the elastic compensation procedure) applied to Koiter’s upper-bound shakedown theorem. The method is demonstrated for a typical pressure vessel application; an axisymmetric nozzle in a spherical shell. Several geometrical configurations are investigated. The calculated upper-bound shakedown loads are compared with lower-bound results obtained by the authors, simple shakedown criteria, and various results given in the literature.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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