Presenting recent principles of thin plate and shell theories, this book emphasizes novel analytical and numerical methods for solving linear and nonlinear plate and shell dilemmas, new theories for the design and analysis of thin plate-shell structures, and real-world numerical solutions, mechanics, and plate and shell models for engineering applications. It includes computer processes for finite difference, finite element, boundary element, and boundary collocation methods as well as other variational and numerical methods. It also contains end-of-chapter examples and problem/solution sets, a catalog of solutions for cylindrical and spherical shells, and tables of the most commonly used plates and shells.

part I|1 pages

Thin Plates

chapter 1|16 pages


chapter 3|52 pages

Rectangular Plates

chapter 4|38 pages

Circular Plates

chapter 5|10 pages

Bending of Plates of Various Shapes

chapter 7|50 pages

Advanced Topics

chapter 8|34 pages

Buckling of Plates

chapter 9|16 pages

The Vibration of Plates

part II|1 pages

Thin Shells

chapter 10|12 pages

Introduction to the General Shell Theory

chapter 11|22 pages

Geometry of the Middle Surface

chapter 12|24 pages

The General Linear Theory of Shells

chapter 13|24 pages

The Membrane Theory of Shells

chapter 15|38 pages

Moment Theory of Circular Cylindrical Shells

chapter 16|34 pages

The Moment Theory of Shells of Revolution

chapter 18|50 pages

Advanced Topics

chapter 19|44 pages

Buckling of Shells

chapter 20|20 pages

Vibrations of Shells