In this section we will consider the analysis of pressurized structures. Examples of these structures are found in fuselage of high-flying aircraft that are required to be pressurized for passenger comfort. We will consider both monocoque and semi-monocoque pressure vessels. The method of analysis is confined to plane-stress problems of cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels with the shell treated as an elastic membrane incapable of supporting any bending loads.

  • VI.1 Membrane Equations of Equilibrium

  • VI.2 Special Problems in Pressurized Cabin Stress Analysis

  • Real Aircraft Structures - A Slide Show

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