Buckling of thin walled cylindrical shell
I am analyzing a steel thin walled cylidrical shell subjected to axial compression against buckling.I performed both eigen value linear and nonlinear buckling analyses using ANSYS.The buckling load is less than the material yield limit and is therefore elastic buckling.
One of my colleague argues that the shell will regain its original shape after the buckling load is removed,as its is elastic buckling.My plea is that the shell has passed the limit point (buckling load) and it is global buckling and no shape recovery will occur after the load removal.
Your advice is requested in the design of this structure.
Thanks in advance