The book presents a collection of papers on the finite element analysis of thin shell structures. The major areas covered are past developments, basic theory, alternative methods of formulation and practical application. The following papers are included: Problems and progress in thin shell finite element analysis, Gallagher, RH; A summary of appropriate governing equations and functionals in the finite element analysis of thin shells, Morris, AJ; polynomial comparison solutions in the sanders-koiter theory of circular cylindrical shells, Morley, LSD; Rigid-body motions and equilibrium in finite elements, Cantin, G; The nodal solution routine for the large number of linear simultaneous equations in the finite element analysis of plates and shells, Sabir, AB; Strain elements with applications to arches, rings and cylindrical shells, Ashwell, DG; Studies in doubly-curved elements for shells of revolution, Fonder, GA; Some high-order elements for arches and shells, Dawe, DJ; A triangular element based on generalized potential energy concepts, Thomas, GR; Hybrid cylindrical shell finite elements, Edwards, G; The semiloof shell element, Irons, BM; Finite element analysis of arch bridges, Sabir, AB; and, Experience of finite element analysis of shell structures, Knowles, NC. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00163860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM