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Theory of Shell Structures - C. R. Calladine

Theory of Shell Structures

Paperback Published: 17th April 1989
ISBN: 9780521369459
Number Of Pages: 788

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Shell structures form key components in a very wide range of engineering enterprise. The theory of shell structures is an old and large subject, with a huge literature. However, this book is not a compilation of results from the past. Instead, it is an attempt to bring the essence of the subject within the grasp of engineers. It tackles the fundamental question of how bending and stretching effects combine and interact in shell structures from a physical point of view; and it shows that this approach leads to an understanding of the structural mechanics of shells in general, and to useful results in particular problems. The first half of the book is concerned mainly with the basic ideas and equations of equilibrium, geometry and elasticity, and their combination in various useful ways. In particular, it includes a simple treatment of the geometry of general curved surfaces. The second half of the book first investigates the behaviour of various practical shell structures under static loading. Then there are chapters on the buckling of shells, on vibration, and on the application of plastic theory to analysis and design.

Preface Francis Crick
EditorsG++ introduction
The Essence of Images
What does the brain see? How does it understand
Pictorial instructions
Computer-generated cartoons
The tricks of colour
Movement Nicholas
Benesh: the notation of dance
Three stages in the classification of body movements by visual neurons
What does gesture add to the spoken word
Visual processing of moving images
Narration
Narration with words
Animal language
Are the signs of language arbitrary
Moving pictures
Making Images
Vision in other animals
Linking perception and graphics: modeling with dynamic constraints
Understanding the digital image
The draughtsmanG++s contract: how an artist creates an image
Images and Thought
Understanding images in the brain
Images of the functioning human brain
Thinking with a computer
How do we interpret images
Images and Meaning
Scientific images: perception and deception
Pictures in the mind
Postscript
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521369459
ISBN-10: 0521369452
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 788
Published: 17th April 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.99
Weight (kg): 1.08