The purpose of this work is the development of
analyses for the structural response of thin plates, considering
material and geometric nonlinearities both separately
and in combination. The analyses presented are based on the
finite element method and employ hybrid (Pian) elements. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
European Research Office of the United States Army (contracts DAJA-37-71 C4061 and DAJA-37-73 C0599).