Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

31, 2, pp. 317-327, Warsaw 1993

On the winding paths of the theory of plates

Grzegorz Jemielita
The progress in the theory of plates formulation made in 1789-1988 has been carefully reviewed in the present paper. An attempt to answer the general question: ''To study or to create'' has been made. Facts concerning the history of this theory development given below, have proved that one is supposed to study the previous works before creating a new theory.