This book commemorates the 80th birthday of Prof. W. Pietraszkiewicz, a prominent specialist in the field of general shell theory. Reflecting Prof. Pietraszkiewicz’s focus, the respective papers address a range of current problems in the theory of shells. In addition, they present other structural mechanics problems involving dimension-reduced models. Lastly, several applications are discussed, including material models for such dimension-reduced structures.
Prof. Dr.-Ing.habil.Dr.h.c.mult Holm Altenbach, Member of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, and the International Research Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS), Italy. Employment history includes positions at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, both Germany. Graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1985 (diploma in Dynamics and Strength of Machines). Defended PhD in 1983, awarded Doctor of technical sciences in 1987, both at the same Institute.Present position: Full Professor in Engineering Mechanics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Mechanics (since 2011), acting director of the Institute of Mechanics since 2015
Areas of scientific interest:
• General theory of elastic and inelastic plates and shells.
• Creep and damage mechanics.
• Strength theories.
• Nano- and micromechanics.
Author/Co-author/Editor of 60 Books (textbooks/monographs/proceedings), appr. 380 scientific papers (among them 250 peer-reviewed) and 500 scientific lectures. Managing Editor (2004 to 2014) and Editor-in-Chief (2005 – to date) of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM) – the oldest journal in Mechanics in Germany (founded by Richard von Mises in 1921), Advisory Editor of the journal “Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics” since 2011, Associate Editor of the journal “Mechanics of Composites” (Riga) since 2014, Co-Editor of the Springer Series “Advanced Structured Materials” since 2010.
Awards: 1992 Krupp-Award (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation), 2000 Best paper of the year Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 2003 Gold Medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Politechnika Lubelska, Lublin, Poland, 2004 Semko-Medal of the National Technical University Kharkov, Ukraine, 2007 Doctor honoris causa, National Technical University Kharkov, Ukraine, 2011 Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 2014 Doctor honoris causa, University Constanta, Romania, 2016 Doctor honoris causa, Vekua-Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2018 Alexander von Humboldt Award (Poland)
Areas of scientific interest:
• Theory of plates and shells with applications.
• Continuum mechanics.
• Generalized media.• Nonlinear elasticity. • Nano- and micromechanics.
Author/Editor of 12 books written in Russian/English/Spanish, author/co-author of ca. 150 scientific peer-reviewed papers indexed by Scopus/Web of Science. Member of editorial board of the following journals: Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM); Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids; Acta Mechanica; Technische Mechanik; Nanoscience and Technology: An International Journal; PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin.
Award: International Prize “Tullio Levi-Civita” for the Mathematical and Mechanical Sciences — 2018.
Prof. dr hab. inz. Jacek Chróscielewski, Member of Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mecha