Most design codes for circular shell structures include a limit on out-of-round imperfections. However, commonly used measures of out-of-roundness fail to identify shapes that have constant diameter but are not circular. It is shown that out-of-roundness imperfections that take these forms can significantly affect the strength of nominally circular shell structures. An alternative measure of out-of-roundness is proposed that captures all out-of-round shapes, gives the same measure of out-of-roundness for elliptical structures as currently used measures, and is easy to apply. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000348. (C) 2011 American Society of Civil Engineers.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Structural Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2011|
- Shell structures