This monograph will be valuable for English-speaking scientists wanting to know more about the state-of-the-art in Russian research on non-linear shell theory. It will also be of value to all materials scientists concerned with the use and behaviour of composite materials in structural applications.
1. Basic Equations of the Non-linear Theory for Thin Orthotropic Shells in Orhotgonal Curvilinear Co-ordinates. 2. Equations of the Nonlinear Theory for Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells. 3. Free Vibrations of Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells. 4. Parametric Vibrations of Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells. 5. Calculation of Deformation Processes for Orthotropic Cylindrical Shells Under Dynamic Compressive Loads. 6. Strength Analysis of Laminated Cylindrical Shells Under Dynamic Compressive Loads.