Nonclassical Theories of Shells in Application to Soft Biological Tissues

  • Eva B. VoronkovaEmail author
  • Svetlana M. Bauer
  • Anders Eriksson
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 15)


Two non-classical theories for orthotropic plates of moderate thicknesses are discussed. In these theories both deformations, rotation and bending of the fibers and their elongations in the direction of the thickness of the shell are taken into account. The stress-strain state of a circular plate modeling the Lamina Cribrosa in the human eye is studied by means of these theories. Numerical results for displacements and stresses found with the presented theories are compared with those obtained with FEM.


Soft biological tissues Shell theory Orthotropy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva B. Voronkova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Svetlana M. Bauer
    • 2
  • Anders Eriksson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsRoyal Institution of Technology KTHStockhomSweden
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsSt. Petersburg State UniversityPetergofRussia

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