Influence of geometrical parameters on the mode of collapse of a "pinched" rigid-plastic cylindrical shell

S. R. Reid*

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The modes of collapse of a rigid-plastic circular cylindrical shell subjected to centrally applied, opposed point loads in which the deformation is not confined to the vicinity of the loaded points are analysed. It is shown that the solution is analogous to that of an equivalent beam-foundation problem and the analogy is discussed. The results are compared with observations made during a series of experiments concerned with the crushing of aluminium tubes by opposed indenters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1043
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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