Buckling of Partial Cylinder Plate Calculations 

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This calculator will determine the buckling stress of simply supported partial cylinder (curved) plate. Radius is assumed to be uniform.

Reference: Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Seventh Edition.

buckling stress

    Radius  
r =
mm    
         
    Arc Length of Plate    
b =
mm    
       
  Thickness of Plate    
t =
mm    
         
    Modulus of Elasticity    
E =
Mpa    
         
    Poissons ratio    
n =
   
 
    If a > b, then the solution does not depend on a    
    Buckling stress      
σ1 =
 
   
    Compare with flat plate solution    
σflat =
   
   
    Note: if b/r is less tha 0.5 and b and a are nearly equal  
σ'2 =
   

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