Recent progress in structural engineering has been marked by the increased use of thin shells as load carrying members. In particular, shells of revolution have been widely utilized in the missile industry whereas shells of arbitrary shape have been incorporated in the architectural design of today's modern buildings. Missile applications have been extensively studied both statically and dynamically. However, architechural applications have generally been limited to the statics problem with little consideration being given to the dynamic behavior of these unique structures.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
West, Farrin W., "A Study of the Vibration Characteristics of a Thin Shell Hyperbolic Paraboloid" (1963). Theses and Dissertations. 7208.
Vibration, Strains and stresses