1st Edition

Shell Structures, Theory and Applications Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Shell Structures (SSTA 2005), 12-14 October 2005, Jurata, Gdansk, Poland

Edited By Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Czeslaw Szymczak Copyright 2005
    644 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Shells are basic structural elements of modern technology. Examples of shell structures include automobile bodies, domes, water and oil tanks, pipelines, ship hulls, aircraft fuselages, turbine blades, laudspeaker cones, but also balloons, parachutes, biological membranes, a human skin, a bottle of wine or a beer can. This volume contains full texts of over 100 papers presented by specialists from over 20 countries at the 8th Conference "Shell Structures: Theory and Applications", 12-14 October, 2005 in Jurata (Poland). The aim of the meeting was to bring together scientists, designers, engineers and other specialists in shell structures in order to discuss important results and new ideas in this field. The goal is to pursue more accurate theoretical models, to develop more powerful and versatile methods of analysis, and to disseminate expertise in design and maintenance of shell structures. Among the authors there are many distinguished specialists of shell structures, including the authors of general lectures: I.V. Andrianov (Ukraine), V.A. Eremeyev (Russia), A. Ibrahimbegovic (France), P. Klosowski (Poland), B.H. Kröplin (Germany), E. Ramm (Germany), J.M. Rotter (UK) and D. Steigmann (USA). The subject area of the papers covers various theoretical models and numerical analyses of strength, dynamics, stability, optimization etc. of different types of shell structures, their design and maintenance, as well as modelling of some surface-related mechanical phenomena.

    General lectures

    • Asymptotic approaches in the theory of shells: long history and new trends
    • Nonlinear micropolar shells: theory and applications
    • Nonlinear shell theory with finite rotations and finite strains: recent achievements
    • Experiences with viscoplastic constitutive equations in finite element shell analysis
    • Mechanical aspects of flight in the lower stratosphere
    • Multiscale modeling and analysis of shotcrete tunnel shells at early ages
    • The practical design of shell structures exploiting different methods of analysis

    Theoretical modelling

    • A direct approach to the formulation of constitutive equations for rods and shells
    • Study on shell models validity according to geometrical parameters
    • Weak formulation study of laminated cylindrical shells
    • Shape design of shallow shells made of isotropic incompressible material
    • Lower bound on complementary energy in shape optimization of shallow shells
    • Adaptive algorithm for an inelastic shell model with application to damage mechanics
    • Elastic stiffness and yield strength of periodic closed-cell honeycombs
    • Microstructural 2D-models of functionally graded laminated plates
    • Dynamics of the weakly nonlinear Koiter shell
    • Pure bending of a cylindrical membrane with internal pressure
    • On exact dynamic continuity conditions in the theory of branched shells
    • Limit analysis of a shallow shell with a system of arbitrarily located cracks
    • Deflection of an isotropic porous cylindrical panel
    • The _-limit of a finite-strain Cosserat model for asymptotically thin domains versus a formal dimensional reduction
    • Thin shells on the basis of asymmetric theory of elasticity
    • Asymptotic 2D-modelling for dynamics of linear elastic thick shells
    • On dynamically and kinematically exact theory of shells
    • A framework for the nonlocal analysis of inelastic deformations and defect evolution in shells
    • Pure strain deformations of thin shells
    • Minimal surfaces and optimal control
    • Shape optimisation of axisymmetric shells with respect to fatigue
    • Modelling and analysis of functionally graded laminated shells
    • Interpretation of semiinverse Saint-Venant method as iteration asymptotic method


    • Stability of a rectangular plate with account of transverse shear deformations
    • Strength and bifurcation of barrelled composite cylinders
    • Local buckling load of small cylindrical shells: an energy approach
    • Buckling of cylindrical shell joint with annular plate
    • Lower bounds for the buckling of axially loaded stiffened shells
    • Static assessment of load capacity at collapse of open cross-section thin-walled beams
    • Stability problem of a spherical shell under circumferential nonuniformly distributed surface load
    • Load-bearing capacity and post-failure behaviour of multi-layered box-girder under pure bending
    • Stability and ultimate load of multi-cell orthotropic columns subjected to compression
    • Stability of a spherical cap loaded by the external pressure
    • Influence of bulk solids on the buckling strength of silo shells
    • On intrinsic buckling of axially compressed circular cylinder
    • The influence of orthotropy principal directions of a bilayered conical shell on the limit load in elastic and elastic-plastic stress state
    • Limit loads of shells of revolution
    • The influence of eccentricities in the node on the critical load of a shell-like gridwork dome
    • Equivalent geometric imperfections for the numerical buckling strength verification of steel shell structures subject to axial compression
    • Length-scale effect in stability of periodically stiffened cylindrical shells


    • Optimization of laminated anisotropic cylindrical panels using genetic algorithm
    • Torsional waves in initially stressed thick cylindrical shell with non-zero initial conditions
    • Routes to chaos exhibited by closed flexible cylindrical shells
    • On the natural vibrations of some types of rectangular plates
    • Behavior of compound shell under detonation loading
    • Dynamics based on six-field theory of shells in the context of energy-conserving scheme
    • Dynamic elastic solution of cross-ply laminated finite panel under the effect of piezoelectric actuator layer
    • Vibrations of thin cylindrical shells with non-stiff connection between ribs and panelling
    • Vibration of fluid-coupled coaxial cylindrical shell under horizontal excitation
    • Mechanical behaviour of thick noncircular cylindrical shells using 3-D elasticity theory
    • Identification of plate dynamic parameters for structural health monitoring
    • Stochastic modelling of spatiotemporal earthquake fields for large cylindrical shell tanks
    • Buckling, vibration and flutter of shells via a simplified analysis
    • Transversal vibrations of thick and thin cylindrical shells, interacting with deformable medium
    • Structural response of the river barges to impact loads arising during loading of coal with use of 13.5 t buckets
    • Dynamic buckling load of thin-walled columns of closed cross-section subjected to pulse compression
    • Design sensitivity analysis for transient explicit dynamic response of elasto-plastic shell structures
    • Cylindrical shell and "juddering" sphere in flowing compressible fluid
    • Investigation of vibration of laminated plates of an arbitrary shape
    • Analysis of floating plates under dynamic loads
    • Free transversal vibrations of rectangular plate with free edges
    • Nonlinear normal modes and forced vibrations of simply supported cylindrical shells
    • Application of time-frequency methods for analysis of dynamic silo flow
    • Acoustoelasticity phenomenon used for nondestructive evaluation of in-plane principal stresses
    • Eigenvalue problems for linearly elastic thick shells
    • Dynamic stability characteristics of cantilever curved panels subjected varying follower load with damping
    • Dynamic behavior of composite piezoelectric shells
    • Dynamic stability of a cylindrical shell contacting with an anisotropic medium
    • Free vibrations of the cantilever blades and shrouded bladed discs of the gas turbine
    • Energy conserving algorithms for solving rigid body dynamics equation of angular motion
    • Dynamic stability of rotating composite shafts with thermoactive fibers
    • Coupled thermomechanical problems of layered thin-walled inelastic elements under harmonic loading

    Finite element analyses

    • Viscoplastic analysis of damped vibrations of circular plate
    • 4–node EAS-ANS strain element in 6–field nonlinear theory of shells
    • Modeling of damage in a circular plate subjected to dynamic excitation
    • Correctness of four-node plate bending element with bi-linear shape functions in static, dynamic and stability analysis
    • Numerical simulation of crack propagation in shells
    • A dynamic elasto-plastic analysis on the web plates at the center part of beam in a steel portal frame
    • Laboratory tests and numerical modelling of large displacements of an elasto-plastic cylindrical shell
    • Critical examination of benchmark problems for large rotation analysis of laminated shells
    • Finite element analysis of layered wooden shells under application of an orthotropic single-surface plasticity model
    • Creep failure prediction of pipelines in elevated temperature
    • Influence of torsion on carrying capacity of steel girders analysed as shell assemblies
    • On numerical treatment of a surface-related solid-shell element
    • Three-dimensional FE simulation of the behavior of thin membrane with initiated defect
    • A nonlinear Hu–Washizu variational formulation for shells and associated quadrilateral finite
    • FE-analysis of wall pressures in silos with inserts using Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian approach
    • Bridge over Vistula river in Kiezmark. Practical application of nonlinear shell FEM system

    Engineering design

    • Reliability indicator for laminates with strongly non-linear behavior
    • Application of methods of crack theory to modelling residual stress concentrators in welds in shells
    • Digital building technology: composite paper shells
    • Experimental examination of hydroformed plates and tubes
    • Statistical description and numerical calculations of cylindrical vertical tanks with initial geometric imperfections
    • Design of wind girders for open-top liquid storage tanks made of steel
    • Study of the operational durability of the shell galleries for band conveyors
    • FE modeling of wall structures of Vilnius Arch-Cathedral Belfry
    • Metamodels for I-core and V-core sandwich panel optimisation
    • On boundary conditions in experimental and numerical models of steel culverts
    • Durability aspects of bearing structures of spherical shell tanks for industrial gases
    • Operating conditions of unconventional rib and membrane shells
    • Full-scale laboratory static tests of steel corrugated pipe-arch culvert
    • The influence of real pipeline cross-section for limit internal pressure
    • Limit analyses of cylinders with circular opening under pure bending moment
    • Exploration of structural chaos and anarchy in Sinan’s domed structures
    • Vertical cracking of reinforced concrete cylindrical tank wall at early age state
    • A dynamic analysis of a partially concrete-filled steel column with considering delamination of the steel-concrete interface
    • Parametric shells: experimental methods of form generation


    Prof. W. Pietraszkiewicz currently heads the Mechanics of Structures and Material Department at the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk (Poland).

    Prof. C. Szymczak currently heads the Department of Structural Mechanics at Gdansk University of Technology in Gdansk (Poland). He is also a coordinator of the Centre of Urban Construction and Rehabilitation (CURE) acting within a frame of European Union Programme "City of Tomorrow, Cultural Heritage".