Flexible Shells

Theory and Applications

  • E. L. Axelrad
  • F. A. Emmerling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. E. Stein, W. Wagner, K.-H. Lambertz
    Pages 22-43
  3. E. L. Axelrad
    Pages 44-63
  4. W. A. Nash, S. H. Shaaban, L. Watawala, S. C. Lee
    Pages 64-75
  5. R. Scheidl, H. Troger
    Pages 146-162
  6. F. A. Emmerling
    Pages 175-191
  7. D. W. Lloyd
    Pages 271-282

About this book


Euromech-Colloquium Nr. 165 The shell-theory development has changed its emphasis during the last two decades. Nonlinear problems have become its main motive. But the analysis was until recently predominantly devoted to shells designed for strength and stiffness. Nonlinearity is here relevant to buckling, to intensively vary able stress states. These are (with exception of some limit cases) covered by the quasi-shallow shell theory. The emphasis of the nonlinear analysis begins to shift further - to shells which are designed for and actually capable of large elastic displacements. These shells, used in industry for over a century, have been recently termedj1exible shells. The European Mechanics Colloquium 165. was concerned with the theory of elastic shells in connection with its applications to these shells. The Colloquium was intended to discuss: 1. The formulations of the nonlinear shell theory, different in the generality of kine­ matic hypothesis, and in the choice of dependent variables. 2. The specialization of the shell theory for the class of shells and the respective elastic stress states assuring flexibility. 3. Possibilities to deal with the complications of the buckling analysis of flexible shells, caused by the precritial perturbations of their shape and stress state. 4. Methods of solution appropriate for the nonlinear flexible-shell problems. 5. Applications of the theory. There were 71 participants the sessions were presided over (in that order) by E. Reissner, J. G. Simmonds, W. T. Koiter, R. C. Tennyson, F. A. Emmerling, E. Rarnm, E. L. Axelrad.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. L. Axelrad
    • 1
  • F. A. Emmerling
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MechanikHochschule der Bundeswehr München Fachbereich Luft- und RaumfahrttechnikNeubibergDeutschland

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48015-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48013-3
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