First approximation analytical solutions are constructed for finite and semi-infinite, fully anisotropic elastic tubes of constant thickness h and arbitrary cross section, subject to purely kinetic or purely kinematic boundary conditions. Final results contain relative errors of O(hR), where R is some equivalent cross sectional radius. Solutions are decomposed into the sum of an exact beamlike or Saint-Venant solution, treated in Ladevèze et al. (Int. J. Solids Struct., 41, pp. 1925–1944, 2004) and extended in an appendix; a rapidly decaying edge-zone solution; and a slowly decaying semi-membrane-inextensional-bending (MB) solution. Explicit conditions on the boundary data are given that guarantee decaying solutions. The MB solutions are expressed as an infinite series of complex-valued exponential functions times real-valued one-dimensional eigenfunctions which satisfy a fourth-order differential equation in the circumferential coordinate and depend on the pointwise cross sectional curvature only.

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