Chapter headings and selected section headings: Introduction.
Thin-Walled Structures and Imperfections. Classification of Imperfections in Thin-Walled Structures. Some Shell Structures in which Imperfections may be Important. A Few Situations in which Imperfections are Considered. Outline of the Book. Single Degree-of-Freedom Systems with Imperfections. Imperfections in Geometric Parameters. Imperfections in Intrinsic Parameters. Imperfections in Both Geometric and Intrinsic Parameters. Maximum Values of the Response. Imperfections in Intrinsic Parameters. Basic Equations. Direct Analysis. Equivalent Load Analysis. Explicit Form of the Equivalent Load. Perturbation Analysis. Two Degree-of-Freedom System with Intrinsic Imperfections. Systems with Geometrical Imperfections. Models of Geometric Imperfections. Direct Analysis. Initial Strain Model of Geometric Imperfections. Equivalent Load Analysis. Explicit Equivalent Load. Perturbation Analysis. Two Degree-of-Freedom System with Geometric Imperfection. Imperfections Defined in Terms of Two Parameters. Systems with Interacting Imperfections. Direct Analysis. Perturbation Analysis. Non-linear Analysis of Imperfect Structures. Direct Analysis. Perturbation Analysis of Geometric Imperfections. Perturbation Analysis of Intrinsic Imperfections. Example of Non-linear Analysis. Plates and Plate Assemblies with Imperfections. Finite Strips for Plate Bending. Plates with Thickness Changes. Plate Assemblies with Thickness Changes. Plates with Imperfections in the Modulus. Imperfect Shallow Shells. Equivalent Load in Geometric Imperfections. Elliptical Paraboloidal Shell. Imperfect Spherical Shells. Tools of Analysis. Axisymmetric Geometrical Imperfections. Local Geometrical Imperfections. Non Linear Behavior of Geometrically Imperfect Spheres. Thickness Variations i