The effect of large displacements on the flexural edge stresses in thin cylindrical shells with flat head closures subjected to axisymmetric loads is considered. Results are presented which show that neglecting this nonlinear effect leads to nonconservative results. However, it is shown that these effects can usually be safely neglected except for very thin shells or for shells with a low modulus of elasticity. Curves are given which illustrate this effect for selected shell parameters.

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