Editorial Preface; G. Jaiani: Ilia Vekua; Main Publications of Ilia Vekua; PAPERS: L. Aghalovyan: An Asymptotic Method of Solving Three-Dimensional Boundary Value Problems of Statics and Dynamics of Thin Bodies; E. Aigner, R. Lackner, M. Spiegl, M. Wistuba, R. Blab, H. Mang: Multiscale Assessment of Low-temperature Performance of Flexible Pavements; H. Altenbach, J. Meenen: On the Different Possibilities to Derive Plate and Shell Theories; A.G. Bagdoev, A.V. Vardanyan, S.V. Vardanyan: The Determination of Linear Frequencies of Bending Vibrations of Ferromagnetic Shell by Exact Space Treatment; V.M. Belubekyan: Stability of a Rectangular Plate with Account of Transverse Shear Deformations; M. Birsan: On a Problem of Thermal Stresses in the Theory of Cosserat Elastic Shells with Voids; N. Chinchaladze: Vibration of an Elastic Plate Under the Action of an Incompressible Fluid; M. Chipot: Some Remarks on Anisotropic Singular Perturbation Problems; L. Freddi, A. Morassi, R. Paroni: On the Variational Derivation of the Kinematics for Thin-Walled Closed Section Beams; L. Freddi, R. Paroni. Variational Dimension Reduction in Nonlinear Elasticity: a Young Measure Approach; E. Gavrilova: Joint Vibrations of a Rectangular Shell and Gas in It; G. Jaiani: Physical and Mathematical Moments and Analysis of Peculiarities of Setting of Boundary Conditions for Cusped Prismatic Shells and Beams; R. Kienzler, D. K. Bose: Material Conservation Laws Established Within a Consistent Plate Theory; T. Meunargia: The Method of a Small Parameter for I. Vekua's Nonlinear And Non-Shallow Shells; DCD. Oguamanam, C. McLean, J.S. Hansen: The Extension and Application of the Hierarchical Beam Theory to Piezoelectrically Actuated Beams; P. Podio-Guidugli: Validation of Classical Beam and Plate Models by Variational Convergence; R. Schlebusch, B.W. Zastrau: On the Simulation of Textile Reinforced Concrete Layers by a Surface-Related Shell Formulation; N. Shavlakadze: The Contact Problems of the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity for Plates with an Elastic Inclusion; T. Vashakmadze: On Basic Systems of Equations of Continuum Mechanics and Some Mathematical Problems for Anisotropic Thin-Walled Structures; List of Participants.
During its 2004 meeting in Warsaw the General Assembly of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) decided to support a proposal of the Georgian National Committee to hold in Tbilisi (Georgia), on April 23-27, 2007, the IUTAM Symposium on the Relation of Shell, Plate, Beam, and 3D Models, dedicated to the Centenary of Ilia Vekua. The sci- ti?c organization was entrusted to an international committee consisting of Philipppe G. Ciarlet (Hong Kong), the late Anatoly Gerasimovich Gorshkov (Russia),JornHansen(Canada),GeorgeV.Jaiani(Georgia,Chairman),Re- hold Kienzler (Germany), Herbert A. Mang (Austria), Paolo Podio-Guidugli (Italy), and Gangan Prathap (India). The main topics to be included in the scienti?c programme were c- sen to be: hierarchical, re?ned mathematical and technical models of shells, plates, and beams; relation of 2D and 1D models to 3D linear, non-linear and physical models; junction problems. The main aim of the symposium was to thoroughly discuss the relations of shell, plate, and beam models to the 3D physicalmodels.Inparticular,peculiaritiesofcuspedshells,plates,andbeams were to be emphasized and special attention paid to junction, multibody and ?uid-elastic shell (plate, beam) interaction problems, and their applications. The expected contributions of the invited participants were anticipated to be theoretical, practical, and numerical in character.
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