This book describes current developments in the finite element analysis and design of certain types of thin-walled structures, and concentrates on the finite elements' use. It shows how the finite element method is used to assist in the solution of the thin-walled structures.
1. Finite Elements Available for the Analysis of Non-curved Thin-walled Structures 2. The Availability of Finite Element Software for Use with Thin-walled Structures 3. Detecting and Avoiding Numerical Difficulties 4. The Analysis of Thin-walled Membrane Structures Using Finite Elements 5. Axisymmetric Thin Shells 6. Finite Element Analysis and the Design of Thin-walled Ship Structures 7. Finite Element Analysis and Design of Thin-walled Structures in the Offshore Industry