Stability of NonLinear Shells is a compilation of the author's paintings on interpreting the behaviour of round caps and comparable shell buildings less than numerous (axisymmetric) load structures. Differing from different texts on shells of revolution, it's one of many first makes an attempt to house results of multi-parameter load structures. This extension results in the invention of a few new, hitherto unknown phenomena exhibited through those constructions. additionally, the booklet offers a unique strategy to signify homes of strategies of the governing equations for round caps - a class anchored in a idea referred to as reciprocal structures. the writer has brought a deformation map, a projection of multi-dimensional ideas to two-dimensional graphs, to allow analysts to achieve perception into the actual that means of the consequences acquired.
a variety of examples illustrate the strategies brought. This booklet additionally involves grips with many misconceptions current in engineering literature in regards to the query of the soundness of solutions.
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