A higher-order shear deformation theory of laminated elastic shells Academic Article uri icon


  • A higher-order shear deformation theory of elastic shells is developed for shells laminated of orthotropic layers. The theory is a modification of the Sanders' theory and accounts for parabolic distribution of the transverse shear strains through thickness of the shell and tangential stress-free boundary conditions on the boundary surfaces of the shell. The Navier-type exact solutions for bending and natural vibration are presented for cylindrical and spherical shells under simply supported boundary conditions. 1985.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Engineering Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., & Liu, C. F.

citation count

  • 878

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN||Liu, CF

publication date

  • January 1985