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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 26, Number 1, July 2020, pages 53-62
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/cac.2020.26.1.053
 


Prediction of the critical buckling load of SWCNT reinforced concrete cylindrical shell embedded in an elastic foundation
Abdelaziz Timesli

 
Abstract
    Concrete is the most widely used substance in construction industry, so it\'s been required to improve its quality using new technologies. Nowadays, nanotechnology offers new frontiers for improving construction materials. In this paper, we study the stability analysis of the Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) reinforced concrete cylindrical shell embedded in elastic foundation using the Donnell cylindrical shell theory. In this regard, we propose a new explicit analytical formula of the critical buckling load which takes into account the distribution of SWCNT reinforcement through the thickness of the concrete shell using the U, X, O and V forms and the elastic foundation using Winkler and Pasternak models. The rule of mixture is used to calculate the effective properties of the reinforced concrete cylindrical shell. The influence of diverse parameters on the stability behavior of the reinforced concrete shell is also discussed.
 
Key Words
    stability analysis; SWCNT reinforced concrete cylindrical shell; elastic foundation; donnell shell theory
 
Address
Abdelaziz Timesli: National Higher School of Arts and Crafts of Casablanca (ENSAM Casablanca), Laboratory of Structural Engineering, Intelligent Systems and Electrical Energy, Hassan II University of Casablanca, 150 Avenue Nile Sidi Othman, 20670, Casablanca, Morocco; National School of Applied Sciences of Al-Hoceima (ENSA d\'iAl-Hoceima), Applied Sciences Laboratory, Abdelmalek Essaadi University,
BP 03, Ajdir, Al-Hoceima, Morocco
 

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