Best Reference Books – Shell Structures

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Shell Structures subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Shell Structures along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Shell Structures subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Shell Structures" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Thin Shell Structures: Classical and Modern Analysis” by J N Bandyopadhyay

“Thin Shell Structures: Classical and Modern Analysis” Book Review: The book explains about the analysis of singly and doubly curved shells for roof structures, classification of different shell theories, singly curved cylindrical shell, membrane and bedding theories and beam theory. The book also discusses Hyperbolicparaboloid, Elliptic Paraboloid, Rotational Paraboloid And Conoids shells, Variational Method Of Analysis And The Applications Of Galerkin Method For The Hyperbolic Paraboloid. The book also provides a large number of illustrative examples and numericals like singly and doubly curved shells. The book can be used by those learning about shell structures.

2. “Plate and Shell Structures: Selected Analytical and Finite Element Solutions” by Maria Radwańska and Anna Stankiewicz

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“Plate and Shell Structures: Selected Analytical and Finite Element Solutions” Book Review: The book is divided into 5 parts- the first part being about the fundamentals which includes general information, equations for theory of elasticity, general information about models and many more. The second part is about plates which basically comprises flat rectangular membranes, rectangular plates under bending and many more. The third part is of shells and consists of shells in membrane state, shells in the membrane-bending state, shallow shells and many more. The fourth part is about stability and free vibrations which includes stability of plates and shells and free vibrations of plates and shells. The fifth part covers aspects of FE analysis which covers modelling process, advanced FE formulations and many more. The book provides a large number of figures, solved examples and solved problems. The book can be used by engineering students, university teachers, practitioners and researchers interested in the mechanics of plates and shells as well as developers testing new simulation software.

3. “Theory and Design of Plate and Shell Structures” by Maan Jawad

“Theory and Design of Plate and Shell Structures” Book Review: The book covers topics like pressure vessels, aircrafts, bridge decks, dome roofs and missiles which is based on the principle of plates and shells. The book also explains water storage tanks using the membrane shell theory, rectangular plates, membrane and bending theories of shells, buckling of plates and shells. The book provides numerous examples and solved problems. The book is designed for undergraduate B.E/B.Tech students.

4. “Shell Structures: Theory and Applications Volume 4” by Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz and Wojciech Witkowski

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“Shell Structures: Theory and Applications Volume 4” Book Review: This book is basically a compilation of various papers and engineering problems presented at the 11th Conference on Shell Structures: Theory and Applications (Gdansk, Poland, 11–13 October 2017). The book covers the theory through strength, stability and dynamic behavior, numerical analyses, biomechanical applications up to engineering design of shell structures. The book can be used by academics, researchers, designers and engineers dealing with modeling and analyses of shell structures and graduate students in Civil, Mechanical, Naval and Aerospace Engineering.

5. “Design and Analysis of Shell Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” by M Farshad

“Design and Analysis of Shell Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” Book Review: The book covers the behaviour and design aspects of shell structures and 3 aspects are presented like physical behaviour, structural analysis and designs of a shell. The book gives various solved examples and numerical examples. This book can be referred to by undergraduate and graduate university courses in the fields of civil, mechanical, architectural, aeronautical, and materials engineering and can also be used as a reference and design-analysis manual for the practicing engineers and architects.

6. “Contact Loading and Local Effects in Thin-walled Plated and Shell Structures” by Vlastimil Krupka and Milos Drdacky

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“Contact Loading and Local Effects in Thin-walled Plated and Shell Structures” Book Review: The book explains processes taking place in contact of 2 bodies and having an influence on strength and service life of machinery and the whole structure. The book provides various solved examples and numerical problems. This book can be used by those pursuing Contact Loading and Local Effects in Thin-walled Plated and Shell Structures.

7. “An Introduction to Shell Structures: The Art and Science of Vaulting” by Michele Melaragno

“An Introduction to Shell Structures: The Art and Science of Vaulting” Book Review: The book explains the art of building dome structures which is based on the findings of baroque and pompeo, plans and elevations. This book provides various solved examples and problems. This book can be referred to by those pursuing art and science of vaulting.

8. “Laminated Composite Doubly-Curved Shell Structures” by Francesco Tornabene and Nicholas Fantuzzi

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“Laminated Composite Doubly-Curved Shell Structures” Book Review: The book covers the generalized differential quadrature method, dynamic analysis, static analysis, strong form finite elements and about the softwares. The book provides a large number of solved examples and problems and can be used by those pursuing Laminated Composite Doubly-Curved Shell Structures.

9. “Plate Shell Structures of Glass” by Anne Bagger

“Plate Shell Structures of Glass” Book Review: The book covers the structural principle, the shell, glass as a cladding material, lattice shell and a spatial grid of bars and nodes. The book has solved examples and real world examples. This book can be used by those taking an introduction to Plate Shell Structures of Glass.

10. “Finite Element Analysis of Shell Structures” by Mohamed Adam Fathelrahman and Elzubair Mohamed Abdelrahman

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“Finite Element Analysis of Shell Structures” Book Review: The book uses 3 shell elements which are nodes degenerated shell element, four nodes flat shell element and nine nodes degenerated shell element. The book also explains that these elements have 6 degrees of freedom, four nodes element, employing the Mixed Interpolation of Tensorial Components approach, Non Conforming Element and nine nodes element with Selective Reduced Integration and Weighted Modified Integration. The book can be used by those studying about the Finite Element Analysis of Shell Structures.

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