Post-buckling Behavior of Stiffened Cross-Ply Cylindrical Shells Academic Article uri icon


  • The post-buckling of stiffened, cross-ply laminated, circular cylinders under uniform axial compression is investigated to determine the effects of shell lamination scheme and stiffeners on the reduced load-carrying capacity. The effect of geometric imperfection is also included. The analysis is based on the layerwise shell theory of Reddy, and the “smeared stiffener” technique is used to account for the stiffener stiffness. Numerical results for stiffened and unstiffened cylinders are presented, showing that imperfection-sensitivity is strictly related to the number of nearly simultaneous buckling modes. © 1994 by ASME.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Savoia, M., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • December 1994