Strength tests on paper cylinder in compression, bending and shear

Richard V. Rhodes, Eugene E. Lundquist
naca-tn-370
Apr 1931


Static tests on paper cylinders were conducted at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory at Langley Field, Virginia, to obtain qualitative information in connection with a study of the strength of stressed-skin fuselages. The effects of radius-thickness ratio and bulkhead spacing were investigated with the cylinders in compression, bending, combined bending and shear, and torsion.

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