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Trends in Structural Mechanics : Theory, Practice, Education - J. Roorda

Trends in Structural Mechanics

Theory, Practice, Education

By: J. Roorda (Editor), N. K. Srivastava (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1997
ISBN: 9780792346036
Number Of Pages: 390

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This volume addresses the desire to understand the mechanics of elastic and plastic solids, new materials and the stability, reliability and dynamic behaviour of structures and their components under extreme environmental conditions, issues which have dominated research in structural engineering for many decades. Advances in these areas have revolutionized design methods, codes of practice, and the teaching of structural engineers. In this volume an international body of contributors present some 40 papers on current research directions in the specific areas of solid mechanics, structural computation, modern materials and their application, buckling and instability, design of structural systems and components, reliability, seismic analysis, and engineering education. The contributions were originally presented at a symposium held July 10-12, 1994, at the University of Waterloo, Canada, to honour Professor Archibald Norbert Sherbourne who recently retired from a long and active career of teaching, research and academic administration at this University. The themes of the work contained within this volume reflect Professor Sherbourne's own research interests and should be of interest to both academics and practicing structural engineers.

Cosserat Continuum and Shell Theoryp. 1
A Technique for Solving Nonlinear Problemsp. 15
Solution of Solid Mechanics Problems by Random Walkp. 21
Development and Progress of the Discrete Method of Limit Analysis using "Rigid Bodies - Spring Models"p. 31
Dual Analysis with Equilibrium Finite Elementsp. 41
Yielding and Flow of Sandp. 51
Mechanics of Buried Flexible Structuresp. 57
Designing with Fibre-Reinforced Composites: Advantages and Pitfallsp. 67
Use of Polymers and Polymer-Based Composites in Structural Mechanicsp. 75
A Finite Element Presentation of Optimum Design for Filament-Winding Composite Cylindrical Pressure Vesselsp. 95
Interactive Buckling in Fibrous Pultruded I-Section Composite Beamsp. 106
Theories Behind the Development of Constitutive Relationsp. 115
Rehabilitation of Structures by Fibre Reinforced Plastic Laminatesp. 125
A Coherent Code for Structural Design Against Bucklingp. 135
Large Twisting and Kinking of Thin-Walled Elastic Ribbonsp. 143
Stiffened Plates and Cylindrical Shells under Interactive Bucklingp. 153
Parametric Studies of the Factors Affecting the Stability of Segmental Dome Structuresp. 165
Impact Damage Sustained During Vehicle Rolloverp. 175
Periodic Table of the Polyhedral Universep. 185
Optimizing Structural Systemsp. 199
Static and Dynamic Analysis of Tension Structuresp. 211
Finite Elements, Plasticity Theory and Linear Programming for Dimensioning Reinforced Concrete Slabs and Wallsp. 225
Steel Satchel Connectionsp. 235
A Study of M'-[Phi] Behaviour of Flush Endplate Connectionsp. 245
Moment Frame Connections Revisited: A Fundamental Fracture Mechanics Approachp. 255
Lower Bound Moment Fields - A New Approachp. 273
Reinforced Concrete Column Designp. 281
Full-Section Yield Analysis of Uniformly Loaded Sector Platesp. 289
Service Life of Patches in Concrete Flat Slabsp. 299
Reliability-Based Nondestructive Inspection Planningp. 309
The Earthquake-Resistant Design of Critically-Important Concrete Structuresp. 319
An Improved Approximation for the Multinormal Integral with Applications to System Reliability Computationp. 329
New Developments in the Theory of Dynamics for Seismic Analysis of Buildingsp. 339
On the Moment Distribution Method of Structural Analysisp. 353
Role of Higher Educationp. 357
Some Musings About a Difficult Design Problemp. 359
Engineering Design and Computersp. 367
Learning Conceptual Designp. 379
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ISBN: 9780792346036
ISBN-10: 0792346033
Series: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 30th June 1997
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.74