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A b s t r a c t Modern methods f o r the a n a l y s i s o f membrane s t r u c t u r e s a r e e v o l v i n g . Two problems o f a n a l y s i s a r e a s s o c i a t e d w i t h membrane s t r u c t u r e s : ( i ) shape ( o r form) f i n d i n g ; ( i i ) r e s p o n s e ( d e f o r m a t i o n and/or s t r e s s ) a n a l y s i s . Shape f i n d i n g i s a n o n - t r i v i a l s t a t i c problem t h a t i s not c o n s i d e r e d i n t h i s paper. T h i s paper i s concerned w i t h r e v i e w i n g methods o f n o n l i n e a r dynamic a n a l y s i s o f membrane s t r u c t u r e s . A t t e n - t i o n i s f o c u s e d on f o r m u l a t i o n o f f i e l d e q u a t i o n s , w r i n k l i n g a n a l y s i s , f l u i d / s t r u c t u r e i n t e r a c t i o n s , m a t e r i a l n o n l i n e a r i t i e s , and computat i o n a l methods.