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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Shells (Engineering)<br />Deformations (Mechanics)<br />Elasticity -- Computer simulation

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The Analysis Of An Axially Symmetric Submerged Membrane Shell, Walter Earl Wehmeyer Jan 1972

The Analysis Of An Axially Symmetric Submerged Membrane Shell, Walter Earl Wehmeyer

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"The general theory of large elastic deformations is applied to the problem of a liquid-filled, axisymmetric membrane which is supported on a rigid horizontal plane and subjected to a variable external pressure. The variable external pressure is caused by submerging the membrane to various depths. The variation of the hydrostatic pressure in the inflating medium as well as in the surrounding environment is considered. By assuming large meridional deformations the stress field and the deformed shapes of a submerged membrane made of a neo-Hookean material are obtained. The effect of the initial shape on the deformed configuration of the membrane ...