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dc.contributor.advisorSamson, Charles H.
dc.contributor.advisorKozik, Thomas J.
dc.creatorChaput, Armand Joseph
dc.description.abstractA system of three dimensional partial differential equations in terms of displacements in curvilinear directions is developed to describe the behavior of an orthotropic shell with arbitrary loadings and boundary conditions. They system of equations is a generalization of the isotropic Navier elasticity equations and is exact within the limitations of assumed small displacements and linear stress-strain relations. The three-dimensional system is then reduced to the axisymmetric case which describes the behavior of a symmetrically loaded, plane isotropic shell of revoution with symmetrical boundary conditions. The resulting two-dimensional system of equations is numerically approximated by the method of divided differences, case into matrix form, and solved by matrix inversion.en
dc.format.extent77 pagesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.titleA general displacement analysis of an orthotropic shell revolutionen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHirsch, T. J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoore, Bill C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCronk, A. E.
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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