A linearized transverse shear deformable shell theory presented in a companion paper is confined to consideration with the buckling problem of axially compressed, cross-ply laminated noncircular cylindrical shells. Based on a solution of its governing differential equations, obtained for simply supported shells by means of Galerkin’s method, a study of the buckling problem of axially compressed circular and oval cylindrical shells, of a regular antisymmetric cross-ply laminated arrangement, is presented. Moreover, by comparing the numerical results obtained with corresponding results based on a classical Love-type shell theory, the combined influence of both the transverse shear deformation and the shell eccentricity on the buckling loads of such laminated composite shells is examined.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.