This work details general theories and reliable analysis techniques for solving real-world problems in linear and non-linear mechanics. This book looks at the structural and mechanical behaviour of components such as beams, frames and plates of both uniform and variable stiffness in terms of both stress and deformation. It also emphasizes the challenging demands of industry. College or university bookstores may order five or more copies at a special student price, available on request from Marcel Dekker, Inc.
". . .For a course at the senior level. . .Advanced Mechanics of Structures may be an excellent choice. "
---Applied Mechanics Review
Fundamental aspects of engineering mechanics; stresses in beams of uniform and variable cross sections; large and small deformations of beams of uniform and variable cross section; beams and plates on elastic foundation; elastic and inelastic analysis of beams and plates; stability and instability of structural and mechanical systems; experimental investigations and preparation of test models; additional popular subjects and methods of analysis. Appendices: basic rules of matrix algebra; computer program; student critique on history of mechanics in section 7.2; references; answers to selected problems. (Part contents)