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The Bending and Stretching of Plates - E. H. Mansfield

The Bending and Stretching of Plates

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Written by one of the world's leading authorities on plate behavior, this study gives a clear physical insight into elastic plate behavior. Small-deflection theory is treated in Part 1 in chapters dealing with basic equations: including thermal effects and multi-layered anisotropic plates, rectangular plates, circular and other shaped plates, plates whose boundaries are amenable to conformal transformation, plates with variable thickness, and approximate methods. Large-deflection theory is treated in Part 2 in chapters dealing with basic equations and exact solutions; approximate methods, including post-buckling behavior; and asymptotic theories for very thin plates, including tension field theory and inextensional theory. The mathematical content is necessarily high, making the style of the book appropriate to engineers and applied mathematicians. E.H. Mansfield is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a founder member of the Fellowship of Engineering, and the author of over 100 publications.

"...a concise treatment of elastic plate theory. The reviewer believes that it will serve as a useful tool for structural engineers and structural research workers." V. K. Arya, Mathematical Reviews

Preface to 2nd edition
Preface
Principal notation
Small-Deflexion Theory
Derivation of the basic equations
Rectangular plates
Plates of various shapes
Plates where boundaries are amenable to conformal transformation
Plates with variable rigidity
Approximate methods
Large-Deflexion Theory
General equations and some exact solutions
Approximate methods in large-deflexion analysis
Asymptotic large-deflexion theories for very thin plates
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521333047
ISBN-10: 0521333040
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st March 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised