Elastic analysis of orthotropic cylinders under different boundary conditions

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2016
Farukoğlu, Ömer Can
Analytical solutions are derived to examine the elastic responses of fixed end cylinders made of orthotropic materials. Cylinders are investigated under different boundary conditions which are internal pressure, external pressure, combined pressure and annular rotation respectively. Making use of Maxwell relations, orthotropic cylinders are transformed to isotropic ones. In order to exhibit numerical examples different orthotropic materials are used and compared. It is observed that orthotrophy slightly influences radial and tangential stresses. In other respects, orthotropy largely effects radial displacements and axial stresses.