Description

Plates and shells play an important role in structural, mechanical, aerospace and manufacturing applications. The theory of plates and shells have advanced in the past two decades to handle more complicated problems that were previously beyond reach. In this book, the most recent advances in this area of research are documented. These include topics such as thick plate and shell analyses, finite rotations of shell structures, anisotropic thick plates, dynamic analysis, and laminated composite panels. The book is divided into two parts. In Part I, emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of the analysis of plates and shells, while Part II deals with modern applications. Numerous eminent researchers in the various areas of plate and shell analyses have contributed to this work which pays special attention to aspects of research such as theory, dynamic analysis, and composite plates and shells.

Table of Contents

Part I. Theoretical Aspects of the Analysis of Plates and Shells. Theory and finite-element formulation for shell structures undergoing finite rotations (Y. Basar, Y. Ding). A refined theory of anisotropic thick plates (S. Igarashi, K. Shibukawa). Generalized theory for bending of thick plates (A.K. Muhammad, M.H. Baluch, A.K. Azad). Postbuckling of long thick plates in compression including higher order transverse shearing effects (M. Stein, P.D. Sydow, L. Librescu). Bending of thick plates on an elastic foundation (G.Z. Voyiadjis, P.I. Kattan). Higher-order constitutive equations of thick cylindrical shells (G.Z. Voyiadjis, G. Shi). Boundary layers and Saint-Venant's principle for slender and thin elastic bodies (F.Y.M. Wan). II. Applications of the Theory of Plates and Shells. Dynamic analysis of plates and shallow shells by the D/BEM (D.E. Beskos). Nonlinear analysis of imperfect cylindrical angle-ply panels (C.-Y. Chia). Nonlinear local-global static analysis of shells of revolution (P.L. Gould, H. Harintho). Recent studies on buckling, vibration and static response of anisotropic shear-flexible plates (D. Karamanlidis, H. Awal, R. Foerch, V. Prakash). The effects of time-dependent excitation on the oscillatory motion of viscously damped laminated composite flat panels (A. Nosier, L. Librescu, D. Frederick). Effect of soil-structure interaction on the vibrations of stretched circular plates (B.A. Ovunc). The internal loading of a fibre reinforced composite plate (A.P.S. Selvadurai, N. Moutafis). References.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1990
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Print ISBN:
9780444883667
Electronic ISBN:
9781483290966

About the editors

George Voyiadjis

George Z. Voyiadjis is the Boyd Professor at the Louisiana State University, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is the highest professorial rank awarded by the Louisiana State University System. He joined the faculty of the University of Louisiana State University in 1980. Voyiadjis’ primary research interest is in damage mechanics of metals, metal matrix composites, and ceramics with emphasis on the theoretical modeling, numerical simulation of material behavior, and experimental correlation. Dr. Voyiadjis’ research has been performed on developing numerical models that aim at simulating the damage and dynamic failure response of advanced engineering materials and structures under high-speed impact loading conditions.
He has over 164 referred journal articles and 14 books (8 as editor) to his credit. Over forty graduate students (21 Ph. D.) completed their degrees under his direction. He has also supervised eleven postdoctoral associates. Voyiadjis has been extremely successful in securing more than $8.0 million in research funds as a principal investigator from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defence, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Transportation, and major companies such as IBM, and Martin Marietta.
He has been invited to give theme presentations and lectures in many countries around the world. He has also been invited as guest editor in numerous volumes of the Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, International Journal of Plasticity, Journal of Engineering Mechanics of the ASCE, and Journal of Mechanics of Materials. These special issues focus in the areas of damage mechanics, structures, fracture mechanics, localization, and bridging of length scales. He is currently a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Academy of Mechanics.