Membrane Behavior of Cylindrical Shells

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


Cylindrical shell forms are used in water and gas retaining structures, circular silos, pipes, pressure vessels, and cylindrical vaulted shell roofs of various kinds. This chapter studies the membrane behavior of cylindrical shells. First, we derive the governing membrane equations. Then, we apply these equations to the analysis of various types of cylindrical shells, including vessels, pipes, and vaults. The results of the present chapter will also be used in more comprehensive analysis and design of cylindrical shells treated in future chapters. Some basic design considerations related to such shells will also be presented.


Cylindrical Shell Free Body Diagram Snow Loading Beam Action Arch Action 
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References for Chapter Three

  1. 3.1
    W. Flügge, Stresses in Shells, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1962Google Scholar
  2. 3.2
    A. M. Haas, Design of Thin Concrete Shells, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1962Google Scholar
  3. 3.3
    S. Timoshenko, and S. Woinowsky-Krieger, Theory of Plates and Shells, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., N.Y., 1959Google Scholar
  4. 3.4
    A. Pflüger, Elementary Statics of Shells, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Co., N.Y., 1961Google Scholar
  5. 3.5
    M. Salvadori and R. Heller, Structure in Architecture, Prentice-Hall, INC., N.J., 1963Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Farshad
    • 1
  1. 1.EMPASwitzerland

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