In the present investigation nonlinear static analysis of thin axisymmetric circular plates, annular plates and shallow spherical shells resting on linear elastic Winkler-Pasternak foundation under uniformly distributed normal loads, has been carried out. Donnell-type governing differential equations expressed in terms of normal displacement and stress function have been employed and solved using Chebyshev series. A convergence study for Chebyshev series has been conducted. The influence of foundation stiffness parameters (K and G) on the response of circular plates, annulus and spherical shells has been studied for both the clamped and simply supported immovable edge conditions. A few typical snap-through results for shells are also included.

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