Postbuckling Analysis of a Hinged Cylindrical Shell

Application ID: 10257

The model studied is a benchmark for a hinged cylindrical panel subjected to a point load at its center. A linear buckling analysis predicts the critical buckling load. Such an analysis will however not give any information about what happens at loads higher than the critical load. Tracing the solution after the critical load is called a postbuckling analysis. This model uses the Shell interface.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Structural Mechanics Module