Membrane Analysis of Shells of Revolution

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


In this chapter we will study the membrane behavior of shells of revolution with double curvature. The shell types analyzed in the present chapter are a subclass of shells of revolution having non-zero positive Gaussian curvature.Shells with non-zero Gaussian curvature have non-developable surfaces. Hence they are stronger, stiffer, and more stable than shells with zero Gaussian curvature.


Conical Shell Vertical Support Membrane Force Stress Trajectory Axisymmetric Loading 
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References for Chapter Six

  1. 6.1
    M. Farshad, Shell Structures, (in Farsi), Shiraz university Publications, Vol. I, 1986, Vol. II, 1987, ShirazGoogle Scholar
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    M. Salvadori and R. Heller. Structure in Architecture, Prentice-Hall, INC,N.J., 1963Google Scholar
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    W. Flügge, Stresses in Shells, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1962Google Scholar
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    V. S. Kelkar and R. T. Sewell, Fundamentals of the Analysis and Design of Shell Structures, Prentice-Hall,INC.,N.J., 1987zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    D.P. Billington, Thin Shell Concrete Structures, McGraw-Hill Book Co., revised edition, 1982Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Farshad
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  1. 1.EMPASwitzerland

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