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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 764837, 10 pages
Research Article

Elastic Analysis of Rotating Thick Truncated Conical Shells Subjected to Uniform Pressure Using Disk Form Multilayers

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Yasouj University, P.O. Box 75914-353, Yasouj, Iran
2Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

Received 20 December 2013; Accepted 20 February 2014; Published 17 March 2014

Academic Editors: S. Shen and A. Tounsi

Copyright © 2014 Mohammad Zamani Nejad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Using disk form multilayers, an elastic analysis is presented for determination of displacements and stresses of rotating thick truncated conical shells. The cone is divided into disk layers form with their thickness corresponding to the thickness of the cone. Due to the existence of shear stress in the truncated cone, the equations governing disk layers are obtained based on first shear deformation theory (FSDT). These equations are in the form of a set of general differential equations. Given that the truncated cone is divided into n disks, n sets of differential equations are obtained. The solution of this set of equations, applying the boundary conditions and continuity conditions between the layers, yields displacements and stresses. The results obtained have been compared with those obtained through the analytical solution and the numerical solution.