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Author Simitses, George J., 1932-

Title Fundamentals of structural stability / George J. Simitses, Dewey H. Hodges
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 389 pages) : illustrations
Contents Mechanical stability models -- Elastic buckling of columns -- Buckling of frames -- The energy criterion and energy-based methods -- Columns on elastic foundations -- Buckling of rings and arches -- Buckling of shafts -- Lateral-torsional buckling of deep beams -- Instabilities associated with rotating beams -- Nonconservative systems -- Dynamic stability
Summary The ability of a structural assembly to carry loads and forces determines how stable it will be over time. Viewing structural assemblages as comprising columns, beams, arches, rings, and plates, this book will introduce the student to both a classical and advanced understanding of the mechanical behavior of such structural systems under load and how modeling the resulting strains can predict the overall future performancethe stabilityof that structure. While covering traditional beam theory, the book is more focused on elastica theory in keeping with modern approaches. This text will be an expanded and updated version a similar, previously published book, but with pedagogical improvements and updated analytical methods. This engineering textbook will provide a focused treatment on the study of how structures behave and perform when under stress loading, including plastic deformation and buckling. All advanced engineering students studying engineering mechanics, structural analysis and design, fatigue and failure, and other related subjects need to have this knowledge, and this book will provide it in a thorough and coherent fashion. Written by two of the worlds leading engineering professors in this subject area, the pedagogy has been classroom-tested over many years and should find a receptive readership among both students and instructors. * An understandable introduction to the theory of structural stability, useful for a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering * Covers both static and dynamic loads, for both conservative and nonconservative systems * Emphasizes elastic behavior under loads, including vertical buckling, torsional buckling and nonlinear affects of structural system buckling and stability * Case examples to illustrate real-world applications of Stability Theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Buckling (Mechanics) -- Textbooks.
Structural stability -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Hodges, Dewey H.
LC no. 2005029831
ISBN 0080507050 (electronic bk.)
9780080507057 (electronic bk.)