### Abstract

The paper deals with the stability of an elastic non-circular cylindrical shell of intermediate length under uniform external pressure. The shell is assumed heterogeneous in the thickness direction, in its part it may be multilayered. In order to derive the equations of stability, we use the generalized Timoshenko-Reissner model. According to it, a shell that is heterogeneous can be replaced by a homogeneous shell with the equivalent bending and transversal shear stiffness.We obtain the approximate asymptotic formula for a critical load that takes into account an influence of a transversal shear and a variability of a directrix curvature. This formula generalizes the classical Southwell-Papkovich formula for a circular homogeneous shell.As an example, a three-layer elliptical shell is analysed, with hinged edges and a soft middle layer. We discuss the influence of transversal shear on a critical load for both an elliptical and a circular shell.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Shell Structures |

Subtitle of host publication | Theory and Applications Volume 4 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, SSTA 2017 |

Editors | Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Wojciech Witkowski |

Publisher | Taylor & Francis |

Pages | 283-286 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Volume | 4 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9781351680486 |

ISBN (Print) | 9781138050457 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Jan 2018 |

Event | 11th International Conference on Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, SSTA 2017 - Gdańsk Duration: 11 Oct 2017 → 13 Oct 2017 |

### Publication series

Name | Shell Structures: Theory and Applications |
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Publisher | Taylor & Francis |

Volume | 4 |

### Conference

Conference | 11th International Conference on Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, SSTA 2017 |
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Country | Poland |

City | Gdańsk |

Period | 11/10/17 → 13/10/17 |

### Scopus subject areas

- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Architecture

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*Shell Structures: Theory and Applications Volume 4 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, SSTA 2017*(Vol. 4, pp. 283-286). (Shell Structures: Theory and Applications; Vol. 4). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315166605-63