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Graduate Record 2017-2018 
Graduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

AM 7040 - Theory of Shells

Introduces the nonlinear, thermoelastic theory of shells. Governing equations are derived by a mixed approach in which those equations of three-dimensional continuum mechanics that are independent of material properties are used to derive the corresponding shell equations, whereas the constitutive equations of shell theory which, unavoidably, depend on experiments, are postulated. Emphasizes efficient, alternative formulations of initial/boundary value problems, suitable for asymptotic or numerical solution, and discusses variational principles. Some comparisons made with exact, three-dimensional solutions. Prerequisite: AM 6020 and 6040.

Credits: 3