Engineering Transactions, 46, 2, pp. 165–187, 1998

On Cylindrical Elastic-Plastic Shells with Moderately Large Rotations

A. Sławianowska
Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland

An application of a moderate rotations theory (MRT) to cylindrical elastic-plastic shells is presented. Geometrical and kinematical relations for cylindrical shells with arbitrary cross-section are derived. Following the general procedure formulated in [4] we derive also equilibrium equations for cylindrical shells. Some special cases of loading and cross-section shapes of shells are discussed in more details. Orthotropic elastic-plastic constitutive relations are assumed and expressed in terms of a cylindrical reference frame. In a forthcoming paper we are going to apply these results as a basis for numerical solving of geometrically nonlinear problems for cylindrical shells.
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