Pre-requisite: Solid Mechanics I
Energy principles and variational methods; Theory of plates: Kinematics of plates, Variational formulations of plate problems, Governing equations, boundary conditions and initial conditions, Thermal stresses in plates; Bending of simply supported rectangular plates: Navier’s solutions, Levy’s solutions; Bending of rectangular plates with various edge conditions; Bending of circular plates; Bending of plates of various shapes; Plates on elastic foundations; Buckling of plates; Post buckling behavior of plates; Vibration of plates; Introduction to the nonlinear analysis of plates; Theories of shells: Kinematics of shells, Approximate theories of shells (Donnel’s theory, Love’s theory, Sander’s theory etc.), Analytical solutions of singly-curve and doubly-curve shells, Thermal stresses in shells; The membrane theory of shells; The moment theory of shells; Buckling of shells; Vibration of shells; Introduction to the nonlinear analysis of shells.
 S. Timoshenko and S. K. Woinowsky, “Theory of Plates and Shells”, McGraw-Hill International, 2007
 J. N. Reddy, “Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells”, CRC Press, 2006.
 E. Ventsel and T. Krauthammer, “Thin Plates and Shells”, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2001.
 A. Ugural, “Stresses in Plates and Shells”, McGraw Hill, 1999.
 P. L. Gould, “Analysis of Shells and Plates”, Springer-Verlag, 1988.
 C. L.Dym., “Introduction to the Theory of Shells”, Hempshire Publishing Corp., 1990.