chapter  5
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Pressure and vacuum vessels are occasionally subjected to large temperature differences between the inner and outer surfaces. This will normally not give rise to buckling in itself but, due to local yielding the stiffness of the vessel wall may be reduced which results in a lower buckling resistance with respect to other loads. Some possibly critical cases were discussed by Samuelson and Dahlberg, 1983. The results have been condensed in this chapter in the form of instructions for the analysis.