Summary and Info
This monograph, addressing researchers as well as engineers, is devoted to nonclassical thermoelastic modelling of the nonlinear dynamics of shells. Differential equations of different dimensionality and different type have to be combined and nonlinearities of different geometrical, physical or elasto-plastic categories are addressed. Special emphasis is given to the Bubnov--Galerkin method. It can be applied to many problems in the theory of plates and shells, even those with very complex geometries, holes and various boundary conditions. The authors made every effort to keep the text intelligible for both practitioners and graduate students, although they offer a rigorous treatment of both purely mathematical and numerical approaches presented so that the reader can understand, analyse and track the nonlinear dynamics of spatial systems (shells) with thermomechanical behaviours.