Strength analysis features of radar covers and radomes


  • Leonid B. Lerman Institute of Surface Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • S. P. Malashenkov Institute of Surface Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • A. G. Girchenko Institute of Surface Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • A. A. Tkachenko Institute of Surface Chemistry, NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine



radar cover, radome, shell


The paper analyzes radar covers formed as shallow shells reinforced by a system of support bars and combined shells of revolution. To analyze stress-strain characteristics, the theory of sandwich orthotropic plates is used, with shear effects taken into consideration. The strength of sandwich walls with honeycomb separation is analyzed as a stress level evaluation, when a local stability collapse of the bearing layers of the construction's sandwich wall takes place. The reliability and validity of the methods applied are confirmed by experimental investigations.


Lerman, L.B. Strength calculations of radio-transparence covers and radoms with constructive heterogeneides. Proc. of the 2 Int. Conf. on Antenna Theory and Techniques, ICATT, 20-22 May 1997 Kyiv, Ukraine. K.: NTTU KPI, 1997, pp. 236-237,

Zarutsky, V.A.; Lerman, L.B. Numerical investigation of plates and shells with the local elastic supports under free vibrations. Proc. of the XIV Polish Conf. on Computer Methods in Mechanics, 26-28 May 1999, Rzeszow, Poland. Rzeszow: Rzeszow University of Technology, 1999, pp. 405-406.

Zarutsky, V.A.; Lerman, L.B. Computer Realization of the Modal Superposition Method for Complex Shell System under Steady-State and Unstationary Vibrations. Proc. of European Conf. on Computational Mechanics, ECCM-2001, June 26- 29, 2001, Cracow, Poland.

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Lerman, L.B. Effect of weak shock waves elastic barriers with design discontinues. Acoustic Bull., 1999, Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 60-68.

Lerman, L.B.; Tkachenko, A.A. Load-carrying of laminated plates with a filler. Int. Mechanics, 1996, Vol. 32, No. 3, p. 214-218.