Archive of Applied Mechanics

, Volume 81, Issue 10, pp 1487–1505 | Cite as

Concentrated contact interactions in cuspidate prismatic shell-like bodies

  • N. Chinchaladze
  • G. Jaiani
  • B. Maistrenko
  • P. Podio-Guidugli


This paper deals with a class of linearly elastic material bodies of a special shape, namely the cuspidate prismatic shell-like bodies introduced by I. Vekua, studied in the framework of Vekua’s 0-order approximation theory. It is shown per exempla that when such bodies are subject to concentrated boundary loads, concentrated internal contact interactions may arise. This fact helps to motivate the quest for a generalization of the standard theory, which covers only diffuse internal contact interactions.


Cuspidated (cusped) Vekua’s shells Cuspidated (cusped) plates Cuspidated (cusped) prismatic shell-like bodies Concentrated contact interactions Concentrated boundary loads 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Chinchaladze
    • 1
  • G. Jaiani
    • 1
  • B. Maistrenko
    • 1
  • P. Podio-Guidugli
    • 2
  1. 1.I. Vekua Institute of Applied MathematicsIv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Rome TorVergataRomeItaly

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