The paper, summarizing studies presented in seven journal papers using the method of continuous analysis, is written to honor Professor Y.H. Pao of the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the National Taiwan University on his seventieth birthday for his many significant contributions and leadership in the field of mechanics. These seven papers contain investigations concerning stress, buckling, and vibration analyses of beams and plates having disbonds. The authors feel privileged to have this opportunity to join with Professor Pao's many friends, colleagues and students to participate in this joyous occasion. Being able to appear in this prestigious special issue of the Chinese Journal of Mechanics, the authors believe that the spread of each of the seven papers in the structural mechanics community must at least be increased by ten fold. Hence, the numbering of the reference papers is amplified by a factor of ten which amounts to a total number of seventy as being used in the listing of papers under References. We use this number of seventy to wish Professor Y.H. Pao to have many happy returns on his seventieth birthday.