Skip to Main Content
Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link:http://dx.doi.org/+10.1063/1.1707621
The object of this paper is to extend to tapered beams and conical shells (membranes) the conventional formulas of the beam theory. This extension is made for two conditions: the plane tapered beam and the thin conical shell. The method of solution and the results obtained in the two cases are essentially different. The general analysis of the conical shell leads to solutions which are more complex than the corresponding solutions for cylindrical shells. However, in the case of applied stress analysis, simplifications are possible, which lead to solutions of the same type as for cylindrical shells.