Here is a comprehensive new textbook on one of the key subjects in engineering science: structural stability. Describing the principles and applications of stability analysis, the text is intended for first-year graduate students. It will also serve as a valuable reference for engineers and scientists seeking information on basic ideas, approaches, and concepts. In addition to traditional topics in elastic stability, the work gives considerable attention to nonelastic stability. It also examines modern stability problems of fracture and damage, the thermodynamic principles of stability in irreversible systems, viscoelastic and viscoplastic buckling, and many other key areas where information has been hard to locate or scattered among different sources. The emphasis is on providing an understanding of basic principles rather than detailed solutions of specialized problems. The treatment of each subject proceeds from simple examples to general concepts and rigorous formulations. All the basic results are derived, using mathematics as simple as possible without sacrificing efficiency. Much recent research is presented and the volume is as up-to-date as it is comprehensive. Many examples are given to illustrate key concepts, and 700 exercise problems will help students master this important subject.
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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.About the Author:
Zdenek P. Bazant, Professor and Director, Center for Concrete and Geomaterials, Northwestern University. Luigi Cedolin, Professor of Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110195055292
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0195055292