ME 6220 - Stability of Thin-Walled Structures

Bifurcation buckling of flat circular and rectangular plates. Interaction curves for combined loads. Effects of boundary conditions. Behavior of initially imperfect plates under inplane compression. Post-buckling behavior. Buckling of stringer-stiffened plates. Axisymmetric and asymmetric buckling of circular cylinders. Imperfection sensitivity and collapse of cylindrical shells.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ME 6210.

Credits 3 hrs.

Open to Graduate Students Only.

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours

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