Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Peter N. Khakina and  Mohammed I. Ali and  Enchun Zhu and  Huazhang Zhou and  Baydaa H. Moula
%D 2011 
%J  International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 56, 2011
%T Effect of the Rise/Span Ratio of a Spherical Cap Shell on the Buckling Load
%U http://waset.org/publications/9280
%V 56
%X Rise/span ratio has been mentioned as one of the
reasons which contribute to the lower buckling load as compared to
the Classical theory buckling load but this ratio has not been quantified
in the equation. The purpose of this study was to determine a more
realistic buckling load by quantifying the effect of the rise/span ratio
because experiments have shown that the Classical theory
overestimates the load. The buckling load equation was derived based
on the theorem of work done and strain energy. Thereafter, finite
element modeling and simulation using ABAQUS was done to
determine the variables that determine the constant in the derived
equation. The rise/span was found to be the determining factor of the
constant in the buckling load equation. The derived buckling load
correlates closely to the load obtained from experiments.
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