Analysis of Shells with Arbitrary Geometry

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


Varieties of surfaces from which various shells may be designed and constructed are practically infinite. With the advent of such materials as reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, ferro-cement, fiber-reinforced concrete, composites, and reinforced plastics, the varieties of shell geometries have been further increased. The choice of a particular surface geometry for the shell depends on the functional, structural, and architectural requirements.


Shell Structure Shallow Shell Horizontal Projection Arbitrary Geometry Free Body Diagram 
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References for Chapter Nine

  1. 9.1
    M. Farshad, Shell Structures, (in Farsi), Shiraz University Press, Vol. I, 1986, Vol. II, 1987Google Scholar
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    G. S. Ramaswamy, Design and Construction of Concrete Shell Roofs, McGraw-Hill Book Co., N. Y., 1968Google Scholar
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    W. Flügge, Stresses in Shells, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1962Google Scholar
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    V.Z. Vlasov, General Theory of Shells and its Applications in Engineering, NASA Technical Translations, NASA TTF-99, 1964Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Farshad
    • 1
  1. 1.EMPASwitzerland

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