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The Behavior of Thin Walled Structures : Beams, Plates, and Shells - Jack R. Vinson

The Behavior of Thin Walled Structures

Beams, Plates, and Shells

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This book is intended primarily as a teaching text, as well as a reference for individual study in the behavior of thin walled structural components. Such structures are widely used in the engineering profession for spacecraft, missiles, aircraft, land-based vehicles, ground structures, ocean craft, underwater vessels and structures, pressure vessels, piping, chemical processing equipment, modern housing, etc. It presupposes that the reader has already completed one basic course in the mechanics or strength of materials. It can be used for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Since beams (columns, rods), plates and shells comprise components of so many of these modern structures, it is necessary for engineers to have a working knowledge of their behavior when these structures are subjected to static, dynamic (vibration and shock) and environmental loads. Since this text is intended for both teaching and self-study, it stresses fundamental behavior and techniques of solution. It is not an encyclopedia of all research or design data, but provides the reader the wherewithal to read and study the voluminous literature. Chapter 1 introduces the three-dimensional equations oflinear elasticity, deriving them to the extent necessary to treat the following material. Chapter 2 presents, in a concise way, the basic assumptions and derives the governing equations for classical Bernoulli-Euler beams and plates in a manner that is clearly understood.

`This book is highly recommended as a text for a first course on plates and shells with emphasis on engineering applications. It can also be used for self-study and will provide a solid background for further learning.' Journal of Applied Mechanics, 57 (1990)

1. Equations of Linear Elasticity in Cartesian Coordinates.- 1.1 Stresses.- 1.2 Displacements.- 1.3 Strains.- 1.4 Isotropy and Its Elastic Constants.- 1.5 Equilibrium Equations.- 1.6 Stress-Strain Relations.- 1.7 Linear Strain-Displacement Relations.- 1.8 Compatibility Equations.- 1.9 Summary.- 1.10 References.- 1.11 Problems.- 2. Derivation of the Governing Equations for Beams and Rectangular Plates.- 2.1 Assumptions of Plate Theory.- 2.2 Derivation of the Equilibrium Equations for a Plate.- 2.3 Derivation of Plate Moment-Curvature Relations and Integrated Stress Resultant- Displacement Relations.- 2.4 Derivation of the Governing Equations for a Plate.- 2.5 Boundary Conditions.- 2.6 Stress Distribution within a Plate.- 2.7 References.- 2.8 Problems.- 3. Beams and Rods.- 3.1 General Remarks.- 3.2 Development of the Governing Equations.- 3.3 Solutions for the Beam Equation.- 3.4 Stresses in Beams - Rods - Columns.- 3.5 Example: Clamped-Clamped Beam with a Constant Lateral Load, q(x) = -q0.- 3.6 Example: Cantilevered Beam with a Uniform Lateral Load, q(x) = -q0.- 3.7 Example: Simply Supported Beam with a Uniform Load over Part of Its Length.- 3.8 Beam with an Abrupt Change in Stiffness.- 3.9 Beam Subjected to Concentrated Loads.- 3.10 Solutions by Green's Functions.- 3.11 Tapered Beam Solution Using Galerkin's Method.- 3.12 Problems.- 4. Solutions to Problems of Rectangular Plates.- 4.1 Some General Solutions to the Biharmonic Equation.- 4.2 Double Series Solution (Navier Solution).- 4.3 Single Series Solution (Method of M. Levy).- 4.4 Example of Plate with Edges Supported by Beams.- 4.5 Summary.- 4.6 References.- 4.7 Problems.- 5. Thermal Stresses in Plates.- 5.1 General Considerations.- 5.2 Derivation of the Governing Equations for a Thermoelastic Plate.- 5.3 Boundary Conditions.- 5.4 General Treatment of Plate Nonhomogeneous Boundary Conditions.- 5.5 Thermoelastic Effects on Beams.- 5.6 Self-Equilibration of Thermal Stresses.- 5.7 References.- 5.8 Problems.- 6. Circular Plates.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Derivation of the Governing Equations.- 6.3 Axially Symmetric Circular Plates.- 6.4 Solutions for Axially Symmetric Circular Plates.- 6.5 Circular Plate, Simply Supported at the Outer Edge, Subjected to a Uniform Lateral Loading, p0.- 6.6 Circular Plate, Clamped at the Outer Edge, Subjected to a Uniform Lateral Loading, p0.- 6.7 Annular Plate, Simply Supported at the Outer Edge, Subjected to a Stress Couple, M, at the Inner Boundary.- 6.8 Annular Plate, Simply Supported at the Outer Edge, Subjected to a Shear Resultant, Q0, at the Inner Boundary.- 6.9 General Remarks.- 6.10 Problems.- 7. Buckling of Columns and Plates.- 7.1 Derivation of the Plate Governing Equations for Buckling.- 7.2 Buckling of Columns Simply Supported at Each End.- 7.3 Column Buckling with Other Boundary Conditions.- 7.4 Buckling of Plates Simply Supported on All Four Edges.- 7.5 Buckling of Plates with Other Loads and Boundary Conditions.- 7.6 References.- 7.7 Problems.- 8. The Vibrations of Beams and Plates.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Natural Vibrations of Beams.- 8.3 Natural Vibrations of Plates.- 8.4 Forced Vibrations of Beams and Plates.- 8.5 References.- 8.6 Problems.- 9. Energy Methods in Beams, Columns and Plates.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Theorem of Minimum Potential Energy.- 9.3 Analysis of Beams Subjected to a Lateral Load.- 9.4 The Buckling of Columns.- 9.5 Vibration of Beams.- 9.6 Minimum Potential Energy for Rectangular Plates.- 9.7 The Buckling of a Plate under Uniaxial Load, Simply Supported on Three Sides, and Free on an Unloaded Edge.- 9.8 Functions to Assume in the Use of Minimum Potential Energy for Solving Beam, Column, and Plate Problems.- 9.9 Problems.- 10. Cylindrical Shells.- 10.1 Cylindrical Shells under General Loads.- 10.2 Circular Cylindrical Shells under Axially Symmetric Loads.- 10.3 Edge Load Solutions.- 10.4 A General Solution for Cylindrical Shells under Axially Symmetric Loads.- 10.5 Sample Solutions.- 10.6 Circular Cylindrical Shells under Asymmetric Loads.- 10.7 Shallow Shell Theory (Donnell's Equations).- 10.8 Inextensional Shell Theory.- 10.9 Membrane Shell Theory.- 10.10 Examples of Membrane Theory.- 10.11 References.- 10.12 Problems.- 11. Elastic Stability of Shells.- 11.1 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Axially Symmetric Axial Loads.- 11.2 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Axially Symmetric Axial Loads and an Internal Pressure.- 11.3 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Bending.- 11.4 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Lateral Pressures.- 11.5 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells in Torsion.- 11.6 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Combined Axial Loads and Bending Loads.- 11.7 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Combined Axial Load and Torsion.- 11.8 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Combined Bending and Torsion.- 11.9 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Combined Bending and Transverse Shear.- 11.10 Buckling of Isotropic Circular Cylindrical Shells under Combined Axial Compression, Bending and Torsion.- 11.11 Buckling of Isotropic Spherical Shells under External Pressure.- 11.12 Buckling of Anisotropic and Sandwich Cylindrical Shells.- 11.13 References.- 11.14 Problems.- 12. The Vibration of Cylindrical Shells.- 12.1 Governing Differential Equations for Natural Vibrations.- 12.2 Hamilton's Principle for Determining the Natural Vibrations of Cylindrical Shells.- 12.3 Reference.- Appendix 1. Properties of Useful Engineering Materials.- Appendix 2. Answers to Selected Problems.

ISBN: 9789024736638
ISBN-10: 9024736633
Series: Mechanics of Surface Structures, 8
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 31st December 1988
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45