This study is concerned with the “Free Asymmetric Vibrations of Composite Full Circular Cylindrical Shells Stiffened by a Bonded Central Shell Segment.” The base shell is made of an orthotropic “full” circular cylindrical shell reinforced and/or stiffened by an adhesively bonded dissimilar, orthotropic “full” circular cylindrical shell segment. The stiffening shell segment is located at the mid-center of the composite system. The theoretical analysis is based on the “Timoshenko-Mindlin-(and Reissner) Shell Theory” which is a “First Order Shear Deformation Shell Theory (FSDST).” Thus, in both “base (or lower) shell” and in the “upper shell” segment, the transverse shear deformations and the extensional, translational and the rotary moments of inertia are taken into account in the formulation. In the very thin and linearly elastic adhesive layer, the transverse normal and shear stresses are accounted for. The sets of the dynamic equations, stress-resultant-displacement equations for both shells and the in-between adhesive layer are combined and manipulated and are finally reduced into a ”Governing System of the First Order Ordinary Differential Equations” in the “state-vector” form. This system is integrated by the “Modified Transfer Matrix Method (with Chebyshev Polynomials).” Some asymmetric mode shapes and the corresponding natural frequencies showing the effect of the “hard” and the “soft” adhesive cases are presented. Also, the parametric study of the “overlap length” (or the bonded joint length) on the natural frequencies in several modes is considered and plotted.

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