Introduction to the Theory of Shells - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080177847, 9781483187198

Introduction to the Theory of Shells

1st Edition

Structures and Solid Body Mechanics

Authors: Clive L Dym
Editors: B. G. Neal
eBook ISBN: 9781483187198
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 172
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Introduction to the Theory of Shells provide a brief introduction to the foundations of shell theory, and to some of the important problems that can be tackled within the framework of shell theory. The book discusses topics on the Lamé problem and derivation of beam theory; the basic postulates, or assumptions of shell theory; membrane shells and the bending of circular cylinders; and axisymmetric vibrations of circular cylinders. Mathematicians and students of mathematics will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


I. Preludes

The Lame Problem

A Derivation of Beam Theory

II. The Theory of Surfaces

The First Fundamental Form

Curvature and the Second Fundamental Form

The Gauss-Codazzi Conditions and the Fundamental Form

The Surface of Revolution

Some Terminology for Surfaces

III. The Construction of a Shell Theory

The Basic Assumptions

Shell Coordinates

Strain-Displacement Relations

Stress Resultants and Strain Energy

Equations of Equilibrium

Simplifications of the Strain Energy Functional and the Stress-Strain Relations

The Kirchoff Boundary Conditions

Appendix IIIA. Verification of Equation (56)

0 IIIB. Strain-Displacement Relations in Curvilinear Coordinates

0 IIIC. Verification of 'Equation (67)

0 IIID. Alternate Derivation of the Equilibrium Equations

0 IIIE. Strain Parameter Values for Rigid Body Motions

IV. Membrane Shells

General Formulation of Membrane Theory

Shells of Revolution with Straight Generators

Some Examples of Axisymmetric Shells of Revolution

Appendix IVA. Stresses in a Pressurized Oval Cylinder

0 IVB. Stresses in an Ogival Dome

V. The Bending of Circular Cylinders

Basic Relations and Simplifications

The Donnelly Sanders and Flugge Equations

The Axisymmetric, Semi-Infinite Cylinder

Decay Lengths and Edge Effects

The Donnell Equation and Some of Its Solutions for Asymmetric Deformation

Appendix VA. Cylinders with Variable Wall Thickness

0 VB. Influence Coefficients for the Axisymmetric Cylinder

0 VC. the Maxwell-Betti Theorem

VI. Shells of Revolution

General Formulation and Uncoupling Procedures

The Reissner-Meissner Theory Of Axisymmetric Shells of Revolution

The Geckeler Approximation for Steep Shells

The Reissner Theory for Shallow Shells

Appendix VIA. The Shell Mating Problem

VII. Axisymmetric Vibrations of Circular Cylinders

Free Vibrations—Frequencies, Mode Shapes, Orthogonality

Forced Vibrations—Normal Modes Solution

Forced Vibrations—Williams' Method for Time-Dependent Boundary Conditions




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About the Author

Clive L Dym

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B. G. Neal

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