Indentation of ring-stiffened cylinders by wedge-shaped indenters - Part II: Scale model tests

C. G. Karroum, Stephen R Reid, S. Li

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The main objective of this account was to examine the effects of scale on the deformation and penetration processes of ring-stiffened thin metal cylindrical shells with fully fixed ends under quasi-static loading by wedge-shaped indenters. To this end three sizes of geometrically similar shells of the same material with outer diameters of 157.7, 236.5 and 315.4 mm were tested under geometrically identical conditions. The shells, which incorporated flat ring-stiffeners and deep frames (bulkheads), were loaded laterally at the midsection to failure. The results demonstrate that they conform to simple scaling laws. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-53
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number1
Early online date20 Oct 2006
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


  • wedge-shaped indenter
  • ring-stiffened cylinder
  • plastic deformation
  • experimental stress analysis
  • scale

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