Proceedings of the 2016 International Forum on Mechanical, Control and Automation (IFMCA 2016)

Influence of flatness on structural strength of end spherical bulkhead

Authors
Jingyi Xiong, Yong Liu, Jianjun Ma
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Jingyi Xiong
Available Online March 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ifmca-16.2017.125How to use a DOI?
Keywords
spherical bulkhead, flatness, stress strength, ultimate load-bearing capacity, initial deflection
Abstract
The spherical bulkhead structure in style of sphere-toroid-cylinder combined shells is taken as the research object, and its structural strength with different "flatness" is studied. In order to characterize the geometric flat shape of the spherical bulkhead, the concept of "flatness" is put forward preliminary. Systematic numerical simulations of spherical bulkheads with different flatness are performed, and the effects of flatness on stress strength and ultimate bearing capacity are analyzed. The results show that stress on the inner-surface of the toroidal transition is significant with relatively small flatness, and the plastic deformation tends to soon occur and rapidly develop in the toroidal transition until the structure fails. And when the flatness is large (about larger than 0.7), there is high-level bending stress in the spherical shells and the ultimate bearing pressure is affected significantly by the initial deflection. The range of the flatness is suggested to be 0.35~0.55. The conclusion of this paper could provide a reference for the design of spherical-toroid-cylinder combined shells structure.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Forum on Mechanical, Control and Automation (IFMCA 2016)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
March 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-307-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ifmca-16.2017.125How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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