In this chapter we will extend our approach to shells. As there are many, many different formulations for shells we had to decide for one particular model. We opted for Koiter’s model because the mathematical properties of this model are fully worked out. But as anyone who is familiar with shells will recognize all what is said in the following applies to different models (nearly) as well. The reader will, certainly, also realize that the mathematics of shells closely fits into the general picture.
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