By Phillip L. Gould (auth.)
The examine ofthree-dimensional continua has been a conventional a part of graduate schooling in sturdy mechanics for your time. With rational simplifications to the third-dimensional concept of elasticity, the engineering theories of medium-thin plates and of skinny shells will be derived and utilized to a wide category of engi neering buildings exotic through a usually small size in a single course. frequently, those theories are constructed a bit of independently because of their precise geometrical and load-resistance features. however, the 2 platforms percentage a standard foundation and can be unified below the category of floor constructions after the German time period Fliichentragwerke. This universal foundation is totally exploited during this booklet. a considerable component of many conventional ways to this topic has been dedicated to developing classical and approximate ideas to the governing equations of the method with the intention to continue with functions. in the context of analytical, in preference to numerical, methods, the constrained normal ity of many such suggestions has been a powerful crisis to purposes regarding complicated geometry, fabric houses, and/or loading. it really is now quite regimen to procure computer-based ideas to really advanced occasions. although, the alternative of the right kind challenge to resolve in the course of the collection of the mathematical version is still a human instead of a desktop job and calls for a foundation within the thought of the subject.