## ABSTRACT

Shells are basic structural elements of modern technology and everyday life. Examples of shell structures in technology include automobile bodies, water and oil tanks, pipelines, silos, wind turbine towers, and nanotubes. Nature is full of living shells such as leaves of trees, blooming flowers, seashells, cell membranes or wings of insects. In the human body arteries, the eye shell, the diaphragm, the skin and the pericardium are all shells as well.

*Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, Volume 4 *contains 132 contributions presented at the 11th Conference on Shell Structures: Theory and Applications (Gdansk, Poland, 11-13 October 2017). The papers reflect a wide spectrum of scientific and engineering problems from theoretical modelling through strength, stability and dynamic behaviour, numerical analyses, biomechanic applications up to engineering design of shell structures.

*Shell Structures: Theory and Applications, Volume 4 *will be of interest to academics, researchers, designers and engineers dealing with modelling and analyses of shell structures. It may also provide supplementary reading to graduate students in Civil, Mechanical, Naval and Aerospace Engineering.

## TABLE OF CONTENTS

part 1|50 pages

General lectures

part 2|146 pages

Theoretical modelling

part 3|90 pages

Stability

part 4|58 pages

Dynamics

part 5|62 pages

Numerical analysis

part 6|86 pages

Engineering design

part 7|30 pages

Biomechanical problems

part 8|50 pages

Miscellaneous topics