Space engineering - Buckling of structures

This document recommends engineering practices for European programs and projects. It may be cited in contracts and program documents as a reference for guidance to meet specific program/project needs and constraints.
The target users of this handbook are engineers involved in design, analysis and verification of launchers and spacecraft in relation to structural stability issues. The current know‐how is documented in this handbook in order to make this expertise available to all European developers of space systems.
It is a guidelines document; therefore it includes advisory information rather than requirements.

Raumfahrttechnik - Handbuch Knicken und Beulen von Strukturen

Ingénierie spatiale - Flambement des structures

Vesoljska tehnika - Upogibanje konstrukcij

Ta dokument priporoča inženirske prakse za evropske programe in projekte. Lahko se navaja v pogodbah in programskih dokumentih kot referenca za smernice glede izpolnjevanja posebnih potreb in omejitev v okviru programa/projekta.
Ciljni uporabniki tega priročnika so inženirji, ki se ukvarjajo z načrtovanjem, analiziranjem in preverjanjem lansirnikov ter vesoljskih plovil v zvezi z vprašanji stabilnosti konstrukcije. Ta priročnik dokumentira dosedanje strokovno znanje, da se dostop do njega omogoči vsem evropskim razvijalcem vesoljskih sistemov.
Ker gre za dokument s smernicami, ne podaja zahtev, temveč vsebuje informacije svetovalne narave.

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SIST-TP CEN/TR 17603-32-24:2022
Vesoljska tehnika - Upogibanje konstrukcij
Space engineering - Buckling of structures
Raumfahrttechnik - Handbuch Knicken und Beulen von Strukturen
Ingénierie spatiale - Flambement des structures
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: CEN/TR 17603-32-24:2022
49.140 Vesoljski sistemi in operacije Space systems and
SIST-TP CEN/TR 17603-32-24:2022 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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June 2022
ICS 49.035; 49.140

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Space engineering - Buckling of structures
Ingénierie spatiale - Flambement des structures Raumfahrttechnik - Handbuch Knicken und Beulen von

This Technical Report was approved by CEN on 13 April 2022. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/CLC/JTC 5.

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Table of contents
European Foreword . 14
Introduction . 15
1 Scope . 17
2 References . 18
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms . 19
3.1 Terms from other documents . 19
3.2 Terms specific to the present document . 20
3.3 Abbreviated terms. 21
Part 1: General . 22
4 Overview . 23
4.1 Instability of structures: concepts and definitions . 23
4.2 Stability of columns, beams and plates . 24
4.2.1 Buckling of beams . 24
4.2.2 Lateral torsional buckling. 24
4.2.3 Buckling of plates . 25
4.3 History of shell buckling . 25
4.3.1 Overview . 25
4.3.2 Boundary conditions and nonlinear pre-buckling behaviour . 27
4.3.3 Postbuckling of the perfect shell . 27
4.3.4 Buckling and postbuckling behaviour of imperfect shells . 29
4.4 Design load for thin-walled isotropic shells . 31
4.4.1 Overview . 31
4.4.2 Empirical knock-down factors . 31
4.4.3 The Southwell method . 32
4.4.4 Numerical analysis with realistic geometrical imperfections . 33
4.4.5 Numerical analysis with worst geometrical imperfection .

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