Preliminaries of Shell Analysis and Design

  • M. Farshad
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 16)


The behavior of shell structures is, in various aspects, different from that of so-called “framed structures”. This feature originates mainly from the geometrical features of shells which make the internal force system in shells differ from those in other types of structural forms. The internal force distribution in shells is, in general, three dimensional, i.e., spatial. Moreover, shell structures carry the applied forces mostly by the so-called membrane forces, whereas other structural forms carry the applied loads by bending mechanisms. These unique features of shells are also reflected in their design as well as in their method of construction.


Shell Structure Internal Force Shell Element Thin Shell Shell Theory 
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References for Chapter Two

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    M. Farshad, Shell Structures, (in Farsi) Shiraz University Press, Vol. I, 1986, Vol. II, 1987, ShirazGoogle Scholar
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    - M. Farshad, Principles of Structures,(In Farsi), Dehkhoda Publications, Tehran, 1983Google Scholar
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    E. H. Baker, L. Kovalevsky, and F.L. Rish, Structural Analysis of Shells,McGraw-Hill Book Co.,N.Y.,1972Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Farshad
    • 1
  1. 1.EMPASwitzerland

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