Laminated shell structures are increasingly being used in chemical, mechanical, marine and aerospace applications. A significant amount of research has been conducted in the past on studying the structural response of these structures. A review of various investigations on the analysis of these shells is given here. Specifically, this review deals with the development of various theories for modeling the thick laminated shells, including shear effects; analytical studies, development of various finite elements to model these shells, including applications to tire modeling; buckling and post-buckling analysis of perfect and imperfect laminated shells; and vibration and dynamic response analysis of various laminated shells.

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