Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Structural Shells

Saeed Nemati

Western Sydney University

Professional civil engineer and creative researcher in infrastructure and construction fields. Board member of some companies with about 60 books and the winner of 17 national/international awards with more than 30 years of experience in academic and industrial roles.


Farzaneh Tahmoorian

Central Queensland University

Dr. Farzaneh Tahmoorian works as a lecturer at the Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia, and has broad work experience for over 10 years in many construction projects and projects related to road construction, waste management, landfills construction, etc. She is the recipient of various awards such as the Australian Postgraduate Award, Western Sydney Top-up Award, Award of Best Employee of Tehran Municipality, and the author of more than 20 books and book chapters.


Types of Shells Background of Shells Finite Element Methods Approximate Methods Prestressed Shells Design Pneumatic Shells Fabric Shells Steel Shells Construction Preconstructed Shells Shells in Tunnels Shells in Dams Shells

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Shells are one of the special and, at the same time, widely used structures in civil engineering. Shells form a wide range of structures, including bridge decks, retaining walls, slabs, tunnel linings, dams, etc. The concrete structure formworks are also designed using steel shells usually. Shells can be made using various materials such as prestressed or reinforced concrete, steel plates, and even fabrics. Although the analysis, design, and construction of shell structures are slightly more complex than other types of structures, in many cases, such as fuel tanks, decks, and some underground structures, the use of shells is inevitable. Also, from an architectural point of view, in many cases, no other type of structure can be as beautiful as structural shells. Therefore, this book has covered all matters related to the history, analysis, design, and construction of shell structures. Also, the design of shells against special loads such as earthquakes, blasting, and wind has been considered. Special shell structures such as pneumatic and fabric shells are also described in detail.

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Saeed Nemati

Western Sydney University

Dr. Saeed Nemati (1969) is a professional writer, translator, editor, journalist, engineer, researcher, and inventor. He is a senior academic member at QIAU and executive director of the World Civil Engineering Information Centre. Dr. Nemati obtained his diploma in building and construction from TAFE Australia. He also received his B.Eng degree in civil engineering, M.Eng degree in environmental engineering, and PhD in infrastructure engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Tarbiat Modares University (as a top student) and Western Sydney University, respectively. He has about 30 years of work experience in large infrastructure project management. Dr. Nemati is a full member of the Australia Society of Authors with many published ISI articles and books. In addition, he is the winner of 17 national and international awards in civil engineering. His main research interest is innovative ideas in civil engineering with a focus on the design automation and construction robotic technology.

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