How to Navigate this "shell buckling" web site
There are several buttons in the left pane. You can click on them in any order.
- Buckled Shells
- See examples of buckled shells and shell structures that can buckle.
- Download a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation showing buckled shells.
- Download a paper, "Buckling of shells – Pitfall for designers".
- Shell Buckling Comments
- View a slideshow that illustrates concepts in shell buckling.
- Download a document that explains what buckling is and that gives advice.
- Imperfection Sensitivity
- View a slideshow that illustrates various degrees of how sensitive failure loads are to small imperfections in shell and plate structures.
- Download a document on the effects of shell imperfections on buckling loads.
- Shell Buckling Bibliography
- Download an extensive bibliography on shell buckling.
- Download selected survey papers on shell buckling.
- Shell Buckling People
- Download one or more Curricula Vitae (CV) of researchers in the shell buckling field. If you want to add your CV with a high-quality portrait to "Buckling People", please email it to . Make sure to include a good quality, recent photo of yourself. Dr. Bushnell will then add your CV and portrait to "Buckling People" so that website visitors interested in buckling of shells can learn who the players are in this field of research.
- Other Buckling Images
- Please see buckling images contributed by other website visitors. To contribute your own images to this collection, please email them to along with a description and credit. Please send only images for which the copyright allows non-commercial distribution.
- Shell Buckling Links
- Find links to external websites that discuss buckling or other closely-related fields. If you would like your website linked from shellbuckling.com please email the link to .
Bill Bushnell (left, Webmaster) and David Bushnell (Website creator) stand atop Gaylor Peak, California (11,006ft, 3355m). Mt. Dana (13,053ft, 3979m) rises in the background. (2005)