A solution for the stresses in a rib-stiffened cylindrical shell with a reinforced circular penetration under hydrostatic pressure valid for a penetration radius to shell radius ratio less than or equal to 1/3 is presented. Numerical results for the unstiffened as well as the stiffened case are compared graphically with experimental data available from certain photoelastic model tests.

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