Theory of Elastic Stability

Author: Stephen P. Timoshenko,James M. Gere

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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Written by world-renowned authorities on mechanics, this classic ranges from theoretical explanations of 2- and 3-D stress and strain to practical applications such as torsion, bending, and thermal stress. 1961 edition.
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History of Strength of Materials

With a Brief Account of the History of Theory of Elasticity and Theory of Structures

Author: Stephen Timoshenko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486611877

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 452

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Strength of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strength of materials has enabled engineers to establish the forces which can safely be imposed on structure or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have to withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning. This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structures is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads, and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publications of Galileo's book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledgling science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians, including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Neumann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl, and many others. These theories, equations, and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and elsewhere. 245 figures.
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Fundamentals of the Theory of Plasticity

Author: L. M. Kachanov

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486435831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 482

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Intended for use by advanced engineering students and practicing engineers, this volume focuses on the plastic deformation of metals at normal temperatures, as applied to the strength of machines and structures. It covers problems associated with the special nature of plastic state and important applications of plasticity theory. 1971 edition.
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Handbook of Mechanical Stability in Engineering

Author: Vladimir Isaevich Slivker

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814383767

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1656

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Handbook of Mechanical Stability in Engineering (In 3 Volumes) is a systematic presentation of mathematical statements and methods of solution for problems of structural stability. It also presents a connection between the solutions of the problems and the actual design practice.This comprehensive multi-volume set with applications in Applied Mechanics, Structural, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics is useful for research engineers and developers of CAD/CAE software who investigate the stability of equilibrium of mechanical systems; practical engineers who use the software tools in their daily work and are interested in knowing more about the theoretical foundations of the strength analysis; and for advanced students and faculty of university departments where strength-related subjects of civil and mechanical engineering are taught.
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Stability of Structures

Elastic, Inelastic, Fracture and Damage Theories

Author: Z. P. Ba?ant,Luigi Cedolin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814317020

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1011

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A crucial element of structural and continuum mechanics, stability theory has limitless applications in civil, mechanical, aerospace, naval and nuclear engineering. This text of unparalleled scope presents a comprehensive exposition of the principles and applications of stability analysis. It has been proven as a text for introductory courses and various advanced courses for graduate students. It is also prized as an exhaustive reference for engineers and researchers. The authors' focus on understanding of the basic principles rather than excessive detailed solutions, and their treatment of each subject proceed from simple examples to general concepts and rigorous formulations. All the results are derived using as simple mathematics as possible. Numerous examples are given and 700 exercise problems help in attaining a firm grasp of this central aspect of solid mechanics. The book is an unabridged republication of the 1991 edition by Oxford University Press and the 2003 edition by Dover, updated with 18 pages of end notes.
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Engineering Mechanics for Structures

Author: Louis L. Bucciarelli

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486468550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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Explores the mechanics of solids and statics as well as the strength of materials and elasticity theory. Features design exercises that encourage creative initiative and systems thinking.
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Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics

Singapore, 16-18 December 2002

Author: G. R. Liu,K. K. Ang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812382542

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1059

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ICSSD 2002 is the second in the series of International Conferences on Structural Stability and Dynamics, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences in structural stability and dynamics among academics, engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians. Held in the modern and vibrant city of Singapore, ICSSD 2002 provides a peep at the areas which experts on structural stability and dynamics will be occupied with in the near future. From the technical sessions, it is evident that well-known structural stability and dynamic theories and the computational tools have evolved to an even more advanced stage. Many delegates from diverse lands have contributed to the ICSSD 2002 proceedings, along with the participation of colleagues from the First Asian Workshop on Meshfree Methods and the International Workshop on Recent Advances in Experiments and Computations on Modeling of Heterogeneous Systems. Forming a valuable source for future reference, the proceedings contain 153 papers ? including 3 keynote papers and 23 invited papers ? contributed by authors from all over the world who are working in advanced multi-disciplinary areas of research in engineering. All these papers are peer-reviewed, with excellent quality, and cover the topics of structural stability, structural dynamics, computational methods, wave propagation, nonlinear analysis, failure analysis, inverse problems, non-destructive evaluation, smart materials and structures, vibration control and seismic responses.The major features of the book are summarized as follows: a total of 153 papers are included with many of them presenting fresh ideas and new areas of research; all papers have been peer-reviewed and are grouped into sections for easy reference; wide coverage of research areas is provided and yet there is good linkage with the central topic of structural stability and dynamics; the methods discussed include those that are theoretical, analytical, computational, artificial, evolutional and experimental; the applications range from civil to mechanical to geo-mechanical engineering, and even to bioengineering.
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Non-Linear Elastic Deformations

Author: R. W. Ogden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318710

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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Classic in the field covers application of theory of finite elasticity to solution of boundary-value problems, analysis of mechanical properties of solid materials capable of large elastic deformations. Problems. References.
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Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice

Author: Delwyn G. Fredlund,Hendry Rahardjo,Murray D. Fredlund

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118280504

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

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The definitive guide to unsaturated soil— from the world's experts on the subject This book builds upon and substantially updates Fredlund and Rahardjo's publication, Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils, the current standard in the field of unsaturated soils. It provides readers with more thorough coverage of the state of the art of unsaturated soil behavior and better reflects the manner in which practical unsaturated soil engineering problems are solved. Retaining the fundamental physics of unsaturated soil behavior presented in the earlier book, this new publication places greater emphasis on the importance of the "soil-water characteristic curve" in solving practical engineering problems, as well as the quantification of thermal and moisture boundary conditions based on the use of weather data. Topics covered include: Theory to Practice of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Nature and Phase Properties of Unsaturated Soil State Variables for Unsaturated Soils Measurement and Estimation of State Variables Soil-Water Characteristic Curves for Unsaturated Soils Ground Surface Moisture Flux Boundary Conditions Theory of Water Flow through Unsaturated Soils Solving Saturated/Unsaturated Water Flow Problems Air Flow through Unsaturated Soils Heat Flow Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength of Unsaturated Soils Shear Strength Applications in Plastic and Limit Equilibrium Stress-Deformation Analysis for Unsaturated Soils Solving Stress-Deformation Problems with Unsaturated Soils Compressibility and Pore Pressure Parameters Consolidation and Swelling Processes in Unsaturated Soils Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice is essential reading for geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and undergraduate- and graduate-level civil engineering students with a focus on soil mechanics.
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