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Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics - J. N. Reddy

Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics

Hardcover Published: 9th August 2002
ISBN: 9780471179856
Number Of Pages: 608

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A systematic presentation of energy principles and variational methods<br> <br> The increasing use of numerical and computational methods in engineering and applied sciences has shed new light on the importance of energy principles and variational methods. Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics provides a systematic and practical introduction to the use of energy principles, traditional variational methods, and the finite element method to the solution of engineering problems involving bars, beams, torsion, plane elasticity, and plates.<br> <br> Beginning with a review of the basic equations of mechanics and the concepts<br> <br> of work, energy, and topics from variational calculus, this book presents<br> <br> the virtual work and energy principles, energy methods of solid and structural mechanics, Hamilton's principle for dynamical systems, and classical variational methods of approximation. A unified approach, more general than that found in most solid mechanics books, is used to introduce the finite element method. Also discussed are applications to beams and plates.<br> <br> Complete with more than 200 illustrations and tables, Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics, Second Edition is a valuable book for students of aerospace, civil, mechanical, and applied mechanics; and engineers in design and analysis groups in the aircraft, automobile, and civil engineering structures, as well as shipbuilding industries.

Preface xv

1 Introduction 1

2 Mathematical Preliminaries 8

3 Review Of Equations Of Solid Mechanics 48

4 Work, Energy, And Variational Calculus 79

5 Energy Principles Of Structural 133

6 Dynamical Systems: Hamilton's Principle 177

7 Direct Variational Methods 204

8 Theory And Analysis Of Plates 299

9 The Finite Element Method 433

10 Mixed Variational Formulations 502

Answers / Solutions to Selected Problems 544

Index 583

About the Author 591

ISBN: 9780471179856
ISBN-10: 047117985X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 9th August 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.3  x 3.36
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised