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Inflatable membraneous structures

posted on 2019-11-14, 04:49 authored by Leonard John Hart-Smith
The investigation reported in this thesis concerns two aspects of inflatable membraneous structures. The first, the formulation of a non-linear (finitedeformation) theory of thin elastic membrane-shells, relies heavily on the works of Novozhilov (1953, 1959, 1961) as a source for the well-established basis of the theory. The present exposition, however, extends the published formulations of membrane-shell theory with respect to the deformed state by presenting the exact non-linear membrane-shell formulation with respect to the initial (undeformed) state. The specific problems of interest here do not require the formulation of a shell theory catering also for bending effects.[…]


Principal supervisor

J.D.C. Crisp

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering

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