Noted for its practical, accessible approach to senior and graduate-level engineering mechanics, Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis is a long-time bestselling text on the subjects of elasticity and stress analysis. Many new examples and applications are included to review and support key foundational concepts. Advanced methods are discussed and analyzed, accompanied by illustrations. Problems are carefully arranged from the basic to the more challenging level. Computer/numerical approaches (Finite Difference, Finite Element, MATLAB) are introduced, and MATLAB code for selected illustrative problems and a case study is included.

section I|88 pages


chapter 1|40 pages

Basic Concepts

chapter 2|46 pages

Simple Structural Members

section II|300 pages


chapter 3|36 pages

Plate-Bending Theory

chapter 4|40 pages

Circular Plates

chapter 5|58 pages

Rectangular Plates

chapter 6|16 pages

Plates of Various Geometrical Forms

chapter 7|52 pages

Numerical Methods

chapter 8|32 pages

Anisotropic Plates

chapter 9|30 pages

Plates under Combined Loads

chapter 10|18 pages

Large Deflection of Plates

chapter 11|16 pages

Thermal Stresses in Plates

section III|150 pages


chapter 12|48 pages

Membrane Stresses in Shells

chapter 13|32 pages

Bending Stresses in Shells

chapter 15|36 pages

Cylindrical Shells under General Loads