Theory of Shells

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will learn to: Explain what is meant by a 'thin' walled assumption for axisymmetric shell structures; Apply shell membrane theory to analyse cylindrical, conical and spherical shells under varying load cases; Apply axisymmetric bending theory to perform stress analyses of isotropic and orthotropic cylindrical shells; Use numerical analysis to perform a series of increasingly sophisticated analyses on different types of shell structures; Compare the outcomes to previously calculated membrane theory solutions; Apply the design philosophy in EN 1993-1-6.


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Module leaders

Dr Adam Sadowski