This book describes current developments in finite element analysis and the design of certain types of thin-walled structures.  The first three chapters lay the foundations for the development and use of finite elements for thin-walled structures, look at finite elements packages and discuss data input and mesh arrangements.  The final four chapters use the finite element method to assist in the solution of thin-walled structure problems.  Some of the problems solved include; water and air inflated structures; axisymmetric thin shells; ship structures and offshore structures.  This book will be an interest to design engineers, researchers and postgraduates.