Weight-strength studies of structures representative of fuselage construction

James P. Peterson
Oct 1957

Weight-strength plots for circular cylindrical shells in bending are presented and discussed. The ring-stiffened shell, the longitudinally stiffened shell, and shells constructed of waffle-like or sandwich-type plates are compared in order to evaluate the effect of type of stiffening on bending strength, and shells of various materials are compared in order to evaluated the effect of material properties.

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