On the Derivation of Shell Theories by Direct Approach

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A. E. Green

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

P. M. Naghdi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California—Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 41(1), 173-176 (Mar 01, 1974) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423218 History: Received October 01, 1972; Revised January 01, 1973; Online July 12, 2010


A constrained theory of shells by a direct approach, based on a general theory of a Cosserat surface, is derived and its relation to other recent developments obtained by direct procedures is indicated.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
Topics: Shells
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