SHELL THEORY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF FINITE ELASTICITY

This is an account of the nonlinear theory of thin shells from the standpoint of finite elasticity, together with a brief summary of some related recent researches on the subject. The development of the basic theory, as well as a discussion of constitutive equations for elastic shells, are presented via a direct approach on the basis of a continuum model known as a Cosserat surface rather than from the three-dimensional equations of nonlinear elasticity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720-1740
  • Authors:
    • Naghdi, P M
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Office of Naval Research
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB/AM-77-7 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-75-C-0148
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM