Published in Computers and Structures Vol. 31 (6), pp. 967-975, 1989
In this paper a finite strip formulation based on Reissner-Mindlin plate theory for dynamic analysis of prismatic shell type structure is presented. Detailed expressions of the relevant strip matrices for a variety of structures using the simple two node linear strip element are given. Examples of the good performance of the linear strip element for free and forced vibration analysis of plates, bridges and axisymmetric shells are presented.