Theory of Shells

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΦΑΝΕΙΑΚΟΙ ΦΟΡΕΙΣ ΙΙ / Theory of Shells
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000175

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 18
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ2100Triantafyllos Makarios, Georgios Manolis
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Study, quality behavior and numerical calculations af Shell Structures using on the one hand the Membrane Theory and on the other hand the Technical Bending Theory, with classic methodologies and conteborary simulation with use a structural analysis program with finite shell elements.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Structural analysis of shell structures for various forces and boundary conditions.Theory of shell structures, Theory of plates and Theory of Disks. Linear and nonlinear methodologies (yielding lines) for plates and folded plates. Basic elements for dynamic analysis of shell structures using a structural analysis program with finite shell elements. More details: Analysis of Folded plates, analysis of domes, analysis of cylindrical shell roofs,analysis of shell walls, membrane theory for shells of double curvature,technical bending theory of shell structures, spherical domes and Dome-Ring-Wall systems. Clasical solutions and approximative solution with finite shell elements. Numerical approximative for dynamic response of shell structures. Unilateral, contact-friction problems. Boundary element method. Soil-structure-interaction. Analysis of building structures, tanks and pipelines under seismic loads. Numerical examples.
Shell structures, folded plates, cylindrical tanks, spherical domes, cylindrical domes, yield lines of plates.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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Additional bibliography for study
[1] Billington D. (1965 & 1982). Thin Shell Concrete Structures. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1st edition 1965, 2nd edition 1982, USA. [2] Pfluger A. (1961). Elementary Staties of Shells, 2nd ed. (English translation by Ervin Galantay), F.W. Dodge Company, New York, USA. [3] Timoshenko S.P. & Woinowsky-Krieger S. (1959). Theory of Plates and Shells. 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, USA.
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