Nonsymmetric buckling of plate-end pressure vessels

Jinguang Teng, J. M. Rotter

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Small cylindrical pressure vessels are often constructed with a circular flat plate end closure. The end-plate undergoes large deformations under working loads. High local stresses develop at the junction between thecylinder and end-plate, causing yield under proof loading. The compressive circumferential stresses at the junction may lead to bifurcation into a nonsymmetric deformation mode. This study explores the geometrically nonlinearelastic-plastic behavior of plate-end pressure vessels. The form of the axisymmetric prebuckling path is investigated, showing the strongly stiffeningnature of the response. Bifurcation of the closure into a nonsymmetric modeis then studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-311
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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