An exact solution is derived for the Green’s function of an open rotationally symmetric spherical shell subjected to any consistent boundary conditions. The fundamental singularity of the Green’s function is expanded in series according to the addition theorems of Legendre functions, and the solution for a spherical shell subjected to an arbitrarily situated, harmonically oscillating, normal, concentrated load is obtained explicitly in terms of associated Legendre functions. The corresponding static Green’s function is obtained simply by setting the driving frequency equal to zero. Numerical results for the displacements and stress resultants of an example are presented in detail.

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