Accession Number : AD0292978

Title :   ON THE NONLINEAR THEORY OF ELASTIC SHELLS UNDER THE KIRCH OFF HYPOTHESIS

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : NAGHDI,P.M. ; NORDGREN,R.P.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The analysis is concerned with an exact, complete, and fully general nonlinear theory of elastic shells founded under the Kirchhoff hypothesis (Arch. Rat'l Mech. and Anal., 1:295323, 1958). Since the fully general equations of equilibrium in terms of stress and couple resultants and the appropriate boundary conditions are well known, the main task is the determination of suitable strain measures and the derivation of constitutive equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DEFORMATION, *ELASTIC SHELLS, *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, *STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE