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A Shell-Theory Analysis Of Transient Thermal Stresses In Moderately Thick-Walled Cylinders, Thomas K. Mckinley Aug 1961

A Shell-Theory Analysis Of Transient Thermal Stresses In Moderately Thick-Walled Cylinders, Thomas K. Mckinley

Mechanical Engineering ETDs

This paper investigates the validity of extending the concepts of shell theory to transient thermoelastic problems involving moderately thick-walled shells. The region of study is a moderately thick-walled cylinder which is constrained radially at both ends and is exposed to a uniform, time-dependent heating (or cooling) at one end. The cylinder walls are assumed to be adiabatic, and inertia effects are neglected in the development.

It is concluded from the results of this investigation that the extension of shell theory to moderately thick-walled cylindrical regions subjected to axial, time-dependent temperature variations is an analytical method of approach.


Adaptation Of Beggs Deformeter Apparatus To The Solution Of Three-Dimensional Problems, Roland L. Finley May 1961

Adaptation Of Beggs Deformeter Apparatus To The Solution Of Three-Dimensional Problems, Roland L. Finley

Mechanical Engineering ETDs

In the area of structural analysis and structural design, numerous efforts have been made and more are yet to be made toward solving statically indeterminate problems easily and with a high degree of accuracy. Fortunately, the great majority of such problems can be solved by one or more of the many mathematical methods that are normally used. However, the mathematical solutions become exceedingly difficult if and when it is desired to use irregularly shaped structural members.


The Control And Measurement Of Minute Curvatures In A Steel Shaft, Donald F. Wilkes May 1961

The Control And Measurement Of Minute Curvatures In A Steel Shaft, Donald F. Wilkes

Mechanical Engineering ETDs

The primary purpose of this thesis was the solution of several special problems relating to the establishment, adjustment, and measurement of small elastic curvatures and the associated strains in a metal shaft. The solution of these problems was an important link in the development of a new type of seismometer for measuring extremely long periods with vibrations (up to 60 seconds). To achieve the sensitivity and long natural period of vibration required for accurate measurements of long-period waves, the seismometer employs a seismic mass which is suspended on an air film and constrained to follow an essentially horizontal guide rod ...


Shape Factors For Conduction Of Heat, Harry J. Otway Mar 1961

Shape Factors For Conduction Of Heat, Harry J. Otway

Mechanical Engineering ETDs

The purpose was to measure the heat conduction shape factors for cylinders and square prisms enclosed by spheres and to estimate the accuracy of the following approximation. This approximation is that of matching the area of the cylinder or prism to an equivalent sphere and then applying the analytical solution for concentric spheres.