Some Recent Advances in Dynamic Response of Shells,
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
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Thin shell structures, during their operational life, are often subjected to dynamic loads that can be both deterministic and nondeterministic. For a cost effective and reliable design it is important that an accurate dynamic response analysis be performed. An account of the analytical methods for shell analyses was given, for example, by Soedel. For complex shell geometries and complex loading conditions, the finite element method has become an attractive option as a method of analysis.