Formulas for the stress analysis of circular rings in a monocoque fuselage

Miller, Roy A (Consolidated Aircraft Corporation) Wood, Karl D (Cornell University)
June 1933

The formulas given in this report provide a simplified method for the stress-analysis of fuselage bulkheads that are approximately circular rings of uniform cross section. Complicated load systems acting on a ring can usually be resolved into simplified load systems; and formulas for moment, axial force, and shear for such simplified load systems are given in this report. Illustrative examples showing the use of this method in practical stress-analysis work are also included.

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