Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

18, 2, pp. 193-219, Warsaw 1980

Powłoki pneumatyczne

Janusz Orkisz

A critical review of numerous papers published in the last ten years on various aspects of the theory of pneumatics structures (mechanics, calculation methods, solutions) is presented. Special attention has been paid to the Finite Element formulation of the theory of membrane shells. A brief, general characteristics of the problem is given and current directions of the development of the theory and solution methods are discussed. Moreover some examples of numerical solutions representative for the contemporary state of art are presented.