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dc.contributor.advisor Angel, Y. C.
dc.creatorFuentes, Arturo Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:43:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:43:02Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17086
dc.description.abstract The permanent deformation of a rigid perfectly-plastic unsupported thin ring subjected to a concentrated time-dependent force acting along a diameter is calculated. The analysis is developed for a force pulse of arbitrary shape, and numerical results are obtained for the special case of a triangular force pulse. It is shown that, for sufficiently large values of the applied force, four plastic hinges develop along the ring. Two of the hinges are fixed, and the other two move along the ring as the force varies with time. The motion of the hinges is governed by a system of coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations that are solved numerically. The parameters that describe the final plastic deformation of the ring are evaluated and shown graphically. Previous studies of this problem provided a numerical solution for the case of a rectangular pulse only.
dc.format.extent 77 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
dc.title Dynamic plastic deformation of a free ring subjected to a point load
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Fuentes, Arturo Alejandro. "Dynamic plastic deformation of a free ring subjected to a point load." (1997) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17086.


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