Layer-wise shell theory for postbuckling of laminated circular cylindrical shells Academic Article uri icon


  • The layer-wise shell theory of Reddy is used to study the postbuckling response of circular cylindrical shells. The Rayleigh-Ritz method is used to solve the equations by assuming a double Fourier expansion of the displacements with trigonometric coordinate functions. Numerical results for postbuckling response of axially compressed multilayer cylinders with simply supported edge conditions are presented for different values of shell imperfections. © 1992 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., & Savoia, M.

citation count

  • 48

publication date

  • August 1992