Charts giving critical compressive stress of continuous flat sheet divided into parallelogram-shaped panels

Roger A. Anderson
Jul 1951

Charts giving the compressive-buckling-stress coefficients for sheet panels of a shape occurring in swept-wing plan forms are presented. The panels are assumed to be a part of a continuous flat sheet divided by nondeflecting supports into parallelogram-shaped areas. The stability analysis was performed by the energy method and the results show that, over a wide range of panel aspect ratio, such panels are decidedly more stable than equivalent rectangular panels of the same areas.

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